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Man arrested over Wishaw General Hospital patient assault

Hugh Drummond
Image caption Hugh Drummond was in a critical condition following the incident

A man has been arrested after a patient was allegedly attacked at a hospital in North Lanarkshire.

Hugh Drummond, 79, was said to be in a critical condition following an incident which took place at Wishaw General at 05:00 on Thursday.

A 45-year-old man is expected to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court next week.

The incident is understood to have involved two men who were in-patients at the hospital. NHS Lanarkshire said it was assisting police with inquiries.

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