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Health care worker 'verbally abused' in Cornwall

Health care worker 'verbally abused' in Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 10:59am 3rd April 2020.

Bosses at Treliske say they are "deeply concerned" amid reports a health care worker was verbally abused near St Austell.

Police say a woman was harassed at a residential property last Saturday.

A 58-year-old local man was then questioned by officers and given an antisocial behaviour notice.

Later that day it was reported that a car window was smashed at the same address.

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust says it is "extremely sad" because of the nature of the person's work caring for patients who may have coronavirus.

RCHT bosses added that they will support any colleague who faces this sort of behaviour.

"We were deeply concerned by the report this weekend of a health care worker who was the subject of verbal abuse and damage to their property, because of the nature of their work caring for people who may have coronavirus. 

"It is extremely sad this has happened. We will support any colleague who faces this sort of behaviour and will help them to take appropriate action. 

"The police are aware of this incident and are taking the matter very seriously."

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Police have also released a statement about what happened.

"Police were called with reports of harassment and verbal abuse against a woman at a residential address in a rural area near St Austell on Saturday 28th March around 11am.

"A 58-year-old man from St Austell has been questioned by police and given an ASB stage one notice."

Devon and Cornwall Police

Officers are also investigating claims that a car window was smashed at the same address, later that day.

"Police are investigating suspected criminal damage of a car after its window was smashed at the same rural address near St Austell on Saturday 28th March at around 5.45pm."

Devon and Cornwall Police

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