The Sunderland Echo report:

A MENTAL health patient is attacked every week in Sunderland’s Cherry Knowle Hospital.

Figures obtained by the Echo reveal there were 105 patient-on-patient attacks at the hospital in the 16 months between January 2012 and April this year.

The number of recorded assaults has risen dramatically from 41 in 2011.

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