A CARER who had just finished seeing a patient was horrified to find a note branding her a 'killer' on her car.
The woman, a frontline worker putting herself at risk to help others during the coronavirus crisis, found an A4 sheet of paper underneath the windscreen wiper of her car in Portsmouth.
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It is thought the note was put there by someone who wrongly thought she was flouting lockdown rules and putting the elderly at risk.
The incident happened as carers and medics work tirelessly to treat and support patients during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Now Marcus Kerridge-McColl, manager of Crescent Care in Portsmouth, which cares for vulnerable and elderly people, has spoken out about the abuse.
SEVEN SHOCKING INCIDENTS SINCE FRIDAY
He said: "She had just finished looking after a client and she'd had to park a bit away.
"When she came back, she saw that on her car. She was really upset about it.
"Since last Friday, we've had seven abusive incidents.
"Our carers are doing a difficult enough job without this.
"A carer came out of a client's house and was just going home and there were two men absolutely screaming, 'Where's your mask?'"
'THIS ABUSE MUST STOP'
Nurses, carers and PCs have been targeted in a spate of sickening incidents across the UK since the pandemic began.
And Mr Kerridge-McColl said he fears the work of carers is being overlooked by the public.
He said: "There's a lot of respect for NHS workers, and rightly so.
"Unfortunately, carers are doing a similar job, but that seems to be going unnoticed.
"We're giving people medication, we're helping people with personal care, we're keeping people alive, and all while taking the proper precautions.
"I know this abuse is from a small minority, but they need to stop doing this."
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On Saturday, a 58-year-old was arrested after allegedly punching a nurse and spitting at two security guards at the Royal Bolton Hospital in Greater Manchester.
And in a separate unrelated incident, an NHS worker was attacked for her ID badge as she did her food shop at a Grimsby supermarket.
The Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust slammed her attacker for the heinous crime, saying they "should be ashamed".
And another NHS worker Sama Shali, 33, was spat at in the face twice by a man as she walked home after a ten-hour shift.
Sama, who works in medicine management at The Christie Hospital in Manchester, was walking to a nearby tram station when she was targeted.
In another incident in Manchester, an NHS worker was punched in the face and left with a fractured cheek.
The man, in his 50s, was badly hurt during an incident at the Salford Royal Infirmary.
Daniel Shevlin, 27, has now pleaded guilty to assault at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court.
The defendant, of no fixed abode, was remanded in custody until his sentencing at Manchester Crown Court on April 27.
Care worker Amy Hall also told of how a Lidl shopper spat on her and called her a "virus spreader" when she popped to the shops in her uniform.
She had visited the store in Waterlooville, near Portsmouth,while on her rounds between caring for elderly and vulnerable patients at home.
Thug David Mott, 40, was jailed for 26 weeks after spitting at a police officer and threatening to infect her with coronavirus.
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