A teenager who was taken to the hospital after being stabbed in the back, refused treatment from a male doctor while also calling him too dirty to treat her.
The teenage girl Zena Edwards, from Llandudno in Wales, taken to hospital after being stabbed in the back refused to let a black doctor treat her wound as she launched a vile racist attack against the doctor as he attempted to clean the cut in her back
“You can’t clean it, you are dirty yourself.”
The court heard that Edwards had earlier spat in the faces of two police officers and tried to headbutt them while they were carrying out a search at a flat earlier this month.
They found her asleep in a bedroom with a stab wound in her back after she had been drinking and taking drugs at a party, the court heard. She lashed out at the officers when they attempted to put her in handcuffs.
Llandudno magistrates’ court District Judge Gwyn Jones told the 18-year-old that she should not have spoken to the doctor in that manner. The judge said;
“A doctor working in hospital should not have to be subjected to such appalling behaviour.”
Andy Hutchinson, defending the teenager, said that Edwards had been at a party and had somehow been stabbed in the back although she did not know how because she was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. He said;
“Nobody knows how she sustained the wound, she is not a racist but it was a poor choice of words,”
He added that Zena Edwards wished to apologize to the doctor and others present.