Royal Stoke nurse in desperate plea to motocross-riding yobs to stop racing around streets – so she can get some sleep



A nurse has issued an urgent plea to motocross-riding yobs to stop tearing up and down her Stoke-on-Trent street – so she can get some sleep.

The NHS worker, who works in A&E at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, wrote an appeal on Facebook to ask people to show ‘consideration’ to those who are battling to save lives in the coronavirus pandemic.

The woman, who lives in Meir, revealed she had been woken up on two occasions due to the noise.

Her call comes as police have cracked down on anti-social riding in Stoke-on-Trent over the last few days.

Other hotspot area have included Fenton, Bentilee, Kidsgrove and Newcastle.

She said: “This is a little plea from me to the people of Meir. I’m a staff nurse working in A&E, currently working nights.

“I am asking you to please be a little bit considerate. The past two days I have been awoken after three hours of sleep by two people riding a motocross up and down the street.

“It is becoming increasingly difficult to sleep anyway due to emotional and physical stress of the job without being woken up half way through and not being able to get back to sleep due to over-thinking about the shift just done.

“After speaking (more like shouting) to the people they have stopped but the damage is done as I now lie here dreading doing another 12-hour shift on three hours sleep.

“Please please consider what you are doing. This is neither essential or demonstrating social distancing, as well as putting unnecessary stress on A&E if you should have an accident.”





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