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West Suffolk Hospital boss praises police action after A&E doctor suffers racial abuse

West Suffolk Hospital's chief executive has thanked police for taking action after an A&E doctor suffered racial abuse.

In a tweet at 2.01am today, St Edmundsbury Police said the victim was 'doing his work saving lives and helping people'.

They said: "No excuses ever to racially abuse NHS staff in any setting."


They added a female suspect was in custody.

In a tweet to police, Steve Dunn, chief executive of West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust which runs the Bury St Edmunds hospital, said: "Thank you for taking action on this and supporting our staff.

"We must not tolerate racism. We so appreciate the supportive and collaborative working relationship we have with you."

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