A trust has been urged to improve night staffing levels after a nurse was threatened with a knife by a disturbed patient. A Cumbrian spokesperson for the Royal College of Nursing said North Lakeland Healthcare trust should improve staffing at Penrith New Hospital after an assault on nurse Lynn Morris.

Penrith magistrates were told last week that Ms Morris was attacked by Stephen Titterington when she tried to give him a tablet on 2 January. Sentencing was adjourned to 6 May.