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CrimeSix years in jail for man who attacked GP and staff

Six years in jail for man who attacked GP and staff

A man who attacked a GP and three members of staff when he was told there were no appointments available, has been jailed.

Olumuiwa Oduntan (61) of Herne Street, Openshaw was sentenced to six-and-a-half years at Minshull Street Crown Court yesterday, after pleading guilty to four assaults, including grievous and actual bodily harm as well as affray.

The court heard how Oduntan (pictured) had called his GP surgery on Ashton Old Road, Manchester to book an appointment at 11am on September 17, 2021. He became aggressive when he was told that there weren’t any appointments available that day.

Hours later, he went to the surgery and was violent towards the staff at the front desk, who had a protective screen in front of them. Oduntan smashed the screen with a barrier pole before climbing onto the desk and entering the reception area.

The surgery’s doctor, and three female staff members, made attempts to detain Oduntan but all sustained significant head injuries from the barrier pole he used. A third member of staff was strangled by the defendant.

Our officers attended and Oduntan was taken into custody, where he was questioned and later charged and remanded.

DC Philippa Barker from North Manchester CID said: “We are pleased with the result and hope it gives the victims, who each sustained serious injuries through unprovoked violence some peace and enables them to heal from this horrific experience.

“Violence in any form is not tolerated by GMP and we ensure that every case reported to us is thoroughly investigated. In this case, we are grateful to the victims and their willingness to support the prosecution through to trial and subsequent conviction and sentence.”

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