Woman charged after allegedly abusing nursing staff, spitting on guards

Woman charged after allegedly abusing nursing staff, spitting on guards

A woman has been charged over an alleged breach of the state's Public Health Orders.

Officers from Liverpool City Police Area Command were called to Liverpool Hospital just after 7am yesterday (Tuesday, July 28), following reports a woman had assaulted a nurse and security staff.

On arrival, police were told the woman had refused to leave despite having been discharged and allegedly abused nursing staff and security using offensive language as they attempted to get her to leave.

It's further alleged that as security escorted her from the building, the woman spat on the face of one of the guards and threatened him, bit another guard on the hand, and kicked at them and a nurse.

The 45-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Liverpool Police Station, where she was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, three counts of common assault, behaving in offensive manner in/near public place/school, remaining on a prescribed premises without lawful excuse and stalking/intimidation with intent to cause fear of physical harm.

She was also charged with not complying with a noticed direction regarding spitting/coughing-COVID-19.

The Ambarvale woman has been refused bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court today (Wednesday, July 29).