Five patients and staff were attacked in a “major incident” at a doctors’ surgery.
Police and paramedics were called to the Parkside Medical Center in Bletchley, on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, in Buckinghamshire just before 9am on Monday.
Two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries after being assaulted, and three others were treated at the scene, it was reported.
A man was arrested on suspicion of multiple assaults.
In a message to patients, Parkside Medical Center wrote on its website : “We have had a major incident this morning and the practice will therefore be closed until further notice.
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“Please be patient, we will contact you as soon as we can to re-schedule your appointment. “
It wrote on (Facebook
: “Due to a major incident at Parkside Medical Center we are closed until further notice.”
It appeared the surgery may be closed on Tuesday.
Patients have been told that their appointments scheduled for Tuesday have been cancelled .
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A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: “At around 9am this morning a number of people were assaulted at the Parkside Medical Practice.
“Officers attended the scene and a man has been arrested on suspicion of multiple assaults, he remains in custody at this time.
“A number of people have been taken to hospital but none of their injuries appear to be life-threatening.”
Five patients and staff were assaulted, and two were taken to Milton Keynes Hospital with minor injuries, Heart News East reported.
The three others were treated at the scene.
NHS Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group wrote on Facebook: “Patient update – Parkside Medical Center is currently closed until further notice due to a major incident.”
In a message on its website, Parkside Medical Center said it “fully supports the NHS Zero Tolerance Policy “.
It added:” The aim of this policy is to tackle the increasing problem of violence against staff working in the NHS and ensures that doctors and their staff have a right to care for others without fear of being attacked or abused. “
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