Man 'endangers lives' at Stoke Mandeville after posting malicious social media messages from the hospital

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Thames Valley Police has arrested a man on suspicion of causing a public nuisance after he posted photos and messages on social media showing him at Stoke Mandeville hospital.

Officers were called yesterday (30 March) following reports that a man had posted a message on social media in which he mentioned he had attended numerous parts of Stoke Mandeville Hospital without a medical need to do so, endangering lives, and caused himself to be a public nuisance while there.

Officers investigated these reports and today (31 March), a 32-year-old man from Aylesbury has been arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance and is currently in police custody.

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Superintendent Mike Loebenberg said: “We take reports such as this seriously. We will look to protect the public at all times and to support our NHS partners.

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“We will continue to police by consent. We will engage, explain the circumstances and encourage people to do the right thing in complying with the government guidelines. If considered necessary, we may take enforcement action if people are not listening and putting others at risk.

“The Government has been clear that it expects people to do the right thing in order to protect the NHS and save lives.”

Neil Macdonald, CEO of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “We would like to thank our colleagues in Thames Valley Police for their continued support during what are challenging times for all of us. To keep everyone safe, please stay at home – it really will save lives.”

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