Sunday 19 July 2020 8:42 PM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
BRIGHTON July 19: In a shocking incident a Malayalee NHS hospital worker was stabbed by a knifeman demanding access to the drugs cabinet this morning (Sunday 19th July 2020), newspaper reports said.
As per report Joseph George (56), a dad-of-two was knifed on the 11th floor gynaecology ward of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton at around 8.40am this morning. Joseph worked as a member of the hospital’s catering team.
Armed police were called to the scene and the whole area was cordoned off with searches being carried out to check if there is anyone else involved or whether it was a lone person who carried out the attack.
Joseph’s wife, who works at the same hospital just finished her late night shift and woke up to hear new of the horrific attack on her husband. Beena George told the Sun: ‘We don’t know anything, we don’t even know how he is yet. He works in the catering department. I have been on a night shift all night and was woken up to this news”.
A source told the Sun newspaper: “The guy came in the hospital and grabbed the first person he saw and demanded they open the drugs cabinet with his security pass. Joseph works in catering at the hospital and his card doesn’t open drugs cabinets. He tried anyway but it didn’t work – and that’s when the knifeman stabbed him three times before fleeing”.
The attacker fled the hospital and cops swooped on him in nearby Wilson Avenue. Police are not treating the incident as terrorism and checks are underway to ensure no one else was harmed during the incident. They added that a 30-year-old man was arrested in nearby Wilson Avenue at 9.40am on suspicion of attempted murder, and is currently in custody for interview and further enquiries. The victim’s injuries are not life threatening, police said
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals said: “An incident took place at the Royal Sussex County Hospital this morning in which one member of staff was injured. The staff member is in a safe and stable state, and is being cared for in the hospital”.
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