#Perth doctors expect to be assaulted concede health bosses

Staff rush to help the injured man and detain Arab.HEALTH bosses have conceded that Perth doctors and nurses expect to be assaulted at work after disturbing vision of a doctor at Royal Perth Hospital having his throat crushed in a chokehold by a mentally-disturbed 21-year-old man emerged in court.

Mohamed Arab was handed a suspended prison term by a Perth magistrate after pleading guilty to a charge of assaulting a public officer following the early-morning incident last November.

The court was told how Arab, who was a frequent patient at the hospital’s emergency department, approached the doctor from behind before grabbing him in a violent headlock.

The grip was so fierce it partially crushed the doctor’s windpipe, causing a swelling injury to the physician’s throat that temporarily affected his voice.

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