Man arrested after ‘sex assault’ at Newham General Hospital

A female patient was reportedly sexually assaulted at Newham General Hospital, it has emerged.

The woman was allegedly attacked by a visitor while waiting in the A&E department.

Police were called to the hospital after the incident, which took place on July 1.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said a 69-year-old man, of no fixed abode, has been arrested.

He was bailed to return to an east London police station on August 21.