Four arrested following hospital assault

By Tate Papworth

Four teenagers have been charged in relation to the assault and robbery of a doctor at Sunshine Hospital last month.

The doctor was approached by a group of youths at 5pm on November 18 after finishing a shift at the hospital. His mobile phone was stolen during the assault.

Four boys, all 17, were arrested on November 28. They have been charged with robbery, handle stolen goods, theft of motor car and bail offences.

Two teenagers were from Brookfield, one was from Sunshine and one from St Albans. All have been remanded to appear at a childrens court at a later date.

Brimbank Divisional Response Unit Detective Senior Sergeant Robyn Sheather said that the arrests were the result of an extensive investigation.

“Detectives have worked tirelessly over the past two weeks to identify and arrest these youths,” she said.

“The unit’s primary charter is to investigate these types of offences and all efforts will be made to reduce street robberies and arrest the people responsible.”

Investigations into several other assaults in the area,  including an attack on another doctor, are continuing.

The two attacks, both in the space of a week, prompted police to expand patrols around the area and Western Health to issue a safety warning.