A GP surgery in east Manchester will remain shut today after an alleged attack on staff.

Police were called to a 'disturbance' at Florence House Medical Practice in Openshaw, Manchester, at around 12.30pm on Friday.

Four members of staff suffered injuries during the incident, two of whom suffered head injuries, police said.

Olumuiwa Oduntan, of Herne Street, Openshaw, has been charged with a string of offences in relation to the incident.

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He has been charged with three counts of section 18 assault, one count of a section 47 assault, one count of malicious communications and one count of affray.

He has been remanded in custody ahead of an appearance at Manchester Magistrates' Court today (Monday).

Florence House Medical Practice

This morning, health bosses have announced that Florence House Medical Practice will remain shut today.

An urgent update was posted by the official Manchester Health and Care Commissioning Twitter account at around 7.45am.

It read: "Urgent Announcement from Florence House Medical Practice, Ashton Old Road, Openshaw.

"Due to a serious incident which resulted in staff injuries, the practice remains closed.

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"More details below."

The tweet added: "Due to a serious incident on Friday 17th September which resulted in staff injuries, the practice remains closed so please do not attend.

"Patients who have prebooked appointments will be contacted urgently.

"We are working with partners across the city to ensure our patients can still access the services and support they need by calling 0161 370 2133.

"Remember if you need urgent medical care which is not life-threatening call 111. In an emergency call 999.

"We will update as soon as we have more information. Thank you for your understanding."

The incident has caused anger and concern among Greater Manchester's health professionals.

In a tweet, Health Secretary Sajid Javid said violence against those working in the health service is 'unacceptable' adding: "NHS staff work tirelessly to care for patients and shouldn’t have to fear for their safety.

"We’re doing all we can alongside the NHS to protect staff from abuse and bring offenders to justice."

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