Hereford & Worcester

Woman held over police officer assault at hospital

A woman has been arrested after a police officer was assaulted at a Worcestershire hospital.

The female officer was at the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, on a separate inquiry on Wednesday evening when it was reported a patient had absconded.

The patient was found in the grounds of Hill Crest Mental Health Unit and an assault happened as she was being led back to the Alexandra Hospital.

A woman in her 20s has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

The police officer who was assaulted and a female colleague were at the Alexandra Hospital when it was reported a patient had absconded.

The assault happened in the grounds of the Alexandra Hospital and one of the officers sustained minor injuries to her hand and thigh.

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