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Sydney Nurse In Custody For Trying To Suffocate Patient With Pillow

Sydney Nurse In Custody For Trying To Suffocate Patient With Pillow

A Sydney nurse has been taken into custody accused of trying to smother a patient to death with a pillow.

Police were called to Bankstown Hospital yesterday (June 25) on reports a patient had been assaulted during the night shift.

After doing a bit of digging, detectives seized a number of items, which will be forensically looked at for the investigation.

Credit: NSW Health
Credit: NSW Health
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A New South Wales Police statement has been released, stating: "Following inquiries, police arrested a 50-year-old man when he arrived at the hospital about 4pm.

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"He was taken to Bankstown Police Station, where he was charged with attempt to strangle/suffocate with intent to murder, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

"Police will allege in court that the man pushed a pillow into the face of an 80-year-old man and forcibly held him down before another a staff member intervened.

During the struggle, the elderly patient suffered a cut to his arm and his health is still being monitored.

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The suspect was refused bail to appear before Bankstown Local Court today (June 26).

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.