A detective has praised the public for their actions after a sex assault in an underpass in Yeovil.
Matthew Farwell was jailed for four and a half years at Bristol Crown Court yesterday (2 September 2014) for attacking a woman in January - Her screams were heard by a patient at Yeovil District Hospital which led to a nurse calling the police.
The victim also managed to flag down a taxi driver who took her to the A&E department at the hospital.
The investigating officer also praised Farwell's colleagues at RNAS Yeovilton, who helped the investigation.
A hospital which was accused of failing to meet its ambulance turnaround targets now says it has the lowest waiting times in the South West.
In February Yeovil District Hospital was fined £24,000 by South Western Ambulance Service after crews were left with patients outside the hospital for over 30 minutes on more than 50 occasions.
The hospital now says patients are seen within around 10 minutes of arriving by ambulance.