Drugged-up thug, 20, is locked up for 21 months for fracturing A&E nurse's cheek

Drugged-up thug, 20, is locked up for 21 months for fracturing A&E nurse’s cheek in ‘appalling’ attack that left victim with footprint on his uniform

  • Lennon Stagg, 20, attacked Gareth Thomas at a Welsh hospital on Boxing Day
  • He shoved nurse, causing him to fall and hit his head, fracturing his cheekbone
  • Simon Parry, prosecuting, told court Stagg had taken three boxes of Diazepam
  • Stagg, of Flintshire, Wales, was sent to young offenders’ institution for 21 months

A drugged-up thug has been locked up for 21 months for fracturing an A&E nurse’s cheek in an ‘appalling’ attack that left the victim with a footprint on his uniform. 

Lennon Stagg, 20, attacked Nurse Practitioner Gareth Thomas on Boxing Day last year at Glan Clwyd Hospital near Rhyl, Wales.

Simon Parry, prosecuting, said Stagg became disruptive and left the A&E unit after a security guard, Garin Amies, was alerted, before Mr Thomas went to aid him outside. 

Lennon Stagg (pictured above), 20, attacked Nurse Practitioner Gareth Thomas on Boxing Day last year at Glan Clwyd Hospital near Rhyl, Wales

Lennon Stagg (pictured above), 20, attacked Nurse Practitioner Gareth Thomas on Boxing Day last year at Glan Clwyd Hospital near Rhyl, Wales

Stagg shoved the nurse, causing him to fall and smash his head on a sign, fracturing his cheekbone.

The nurse had also been kicked, with a footprint mark left on his clothes during ‘an explosive loss of temper’.

Mr Parry said Stagg had taken three boxes of Diazepam, which is used to treat anxiety disorders, muscle spasms and alcohol withdrawal symptoms, reports North Wales Live.  

Judge Rhys Rowlands told Mold Crown Court that the assault ‘beggars belief, more so during the course of the pandemic’. 

Glan Clwyd Hospital near Rhyl, Wales, pictured. Simon Parry, prosecuting, said Stagg became disruptive and left the A&E unit after a security guard, Garin Amies, was alerted

Glan Clwyd Hospital near Rhyl, Wales, pictured. Simon Parry, prosecuting, said Stagg became disruptive and left the A&E unit after a security guard, Garin Amies, was alerted

Stagg, of Queensferry, Flintshire, was sent to a young offenders’ institution for 21 months.

He pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm and to also assaulting a security guard. 

Barrister Dafydd Roberts, defending, said Stagg had been in custody for three weeks after the attack, had time to reflect, ‘and tells me he is ashamed.’ 

He had been effectively homeless.

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