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Man sentenced to hospital order for series of vicious attacks

29 Sep 2017

Between 24 and 27 April 2017 George Crawley, 25, of Kimble Drive, Bedford, carried out a series of violent and unprovoked attacks against is partner and medical staff acting in the course of their duty.   

Crawley lashed out at his partner after an incident on a busy road before inflicting a vicious attack on the paramedics assisting him, wielding equipment from the ambulance as a weapon. His dangerous behaviour continued when he launched relentless assaults on medical staff in the following days when providing treatment to a family member. 

Crawley pleaded guilty to two counts of assault by beating and two counts of actual bodily harm. He was sentenced today (Friday) at Luton Crown Court to be detained in a secure mental health hospital under Section 37 of the Mental Health Act. 

Detective Constable Surinder Ram, investigating, said: “Crawley committed an act of persistent violent offending posing a severe risk to himself and others.  

“Violence is not acceptable and the safety of the public and our emergency service colleagues we work alongside is paramount. Crawley has not only carried out a vicious attack on a loved one, but also on several front line colleagues who work tirelessly to protect others. 

“We are committed to tackling dangerous individuals and this sentence will ensure Crawley no longer poses a threat to the public and he receives the treatment he needs.”

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