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Bletchley medical centre attack: Major incident declared – five staff and patients injured

Emergency services were called to the Parkside Medical Centre in Bletchley in Buckinghamshire just before 9am this morning.

Two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries, while three others were treated at the scene.

Thames Valley Police confirmed a man has been arrested on “multiple assaults” and is currently in police custody.

The force added none of the victims appear to have life-threatening injuries.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman 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.”

Parkside Medical Centre posted urgent messages on its website and Facebook page.

It wrote on its website: “We have had a major incident this morning and the practice will therefore be closed until further notice.

“Please be patient, we will contact you as soon as we can to re-schedule your appointment.

“Please contact your local Pharmacy or 111 for medical advice.”

The surgery is also likely to be closed on Tuesday, with patients told their appointments scheduled for tomorrow have been cancelled.

The medical centre also wrote on its Facebook page: “Due to a major incident at Parkside Medical Centre we are closed until further notice.”

Parkside Medical Centre also added in its message on the website it “fully supports the NHS Zero Tolerance Policy”.

The surgery said: “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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