- Couple tried to leave hospital after consultant said they could take premature baby home
- The mother and father claim they were ‘jumped on’ by security staff who tried to block them leaving
- Were cautioned for a public order offence and admitted swearing during assault and spent night in separate cells
A couple who were left with bruises and black eyes after hospital security staff assaulted them as they tried to take their newborn daughter home have been paid £7,000 in compensation after the horrific attack.
David and Beverley Fish spent six months anxiously waiting at their daughter Ellie-Suzanne’s bedside after she was born just 23 weeks into her mother’s pregnancy.
But when the couple, from Fishponds, Bristol, tried to leave the Bristol Children’s Hospital with their little girl after a consultant in charge said they could go home, they were halted by four security staff.
The couple claim they were jumped on and, when Mrs Fish passed her baby, who was still attached to oxygen, to a friend was rammed into a fire door.