Pensioner sexually assaulted at Glasgow hospital

A pensioner has been sexually assaulted by a fellow patient at a Glasgow hospital.

The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

The 71-year-old woman was attacked at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital on Thursday.

The incident was reported to police by hospital staff.

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A spokesman for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: “We can confirm an incident took place involving two patients, which our staff reported to the police.

“This is now a police matter.”

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police Scotland officers have received a report of a 71-year-old female patient being sexually assaulted within the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Thursday.

“Inquiries are currently ongoing.”