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Man restrained on floor of Northern Ireland hospital after hitting out at police officers

A man had to be restrained on the floor of a hospital after he hit out at officers.

He had been taken for treatment following a domestic incident where he was sprayed with CS spray.

On Wednesday night police attended the domestic type call where the offender was placed under arrest.

However when he fought back he was sprayed with CS spray but still managed to make off from the officers.

A short time later the man was located close to the original incident location.

He was detained but had suffered a cut to his hand after punching through a window and needed to be taken to hospital for treatment before going to custody.

While in Daisy Hill A&E, held by two officers and surrounded by a further four, the man hit out again despite being handcuffed.

He was then placed on the floor and had his legs strapped.

PSNI officers said: "Despite his abusive language and struggling, the magnificent doctor and nurses treated the man, patched him up and we were able to take him on to custody. He will be dealt with later this morning.

"To the patients in the waiting room, apologies that you were forced to listen to the man in question and watch his carrying on, to the patients whose treatment was put back as a result of this thank you for your patience and to the staff – thank you whole heartedly for your efforts. You don’t get paid enough."

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