Statistics released under a Freedom of Information request have revealed more than 27 attacks on staff take place per week at England's three high secure former special hospitals.

A total of 4,248 attacks took place between 2004 and 2006. Conservative health shadow Tim Loughton said the figures were very worrying.

Statistics released under a Freedom of Information request have revealed more than 27 attacks on staff take place per week at England's three high secure former special hospitals.

A total of 4,248 attacks took place between 2004 and 2006. Conservative health shadow Tim Loughton said the figures were very worrying.