A patient was arrested and prosecuted after he sent a racist Facebook post about his nurse from his hospital bed. Kieron Wright, 23, said that the NHS worker looking after him at Sunderland Royal Hospital was “ape looking” and warned visitors not to bring him bananas in case she robbed them from him. The shocking post on the social networking site was seen by the NHS trust bosses who reported it to the police. Demolition worker Wright, of Rosedale Street, Sunderland, was arrested and admitted sending an offensive communication. Newcastle Crown Court heard the post was put on Facebook on March 10. It read: “Been moved ward again. Now on ward B26 and I’ve got a big, ape-looking lass for a nurse. Not happy one bit. If any of you are thinking about popping up with fruit etc, leave the bananas in the house, I don’t fancy getting robbed haha.” Prosecutor Anne Richardson told the court the “extreme language” amounted to a “racial hate crime” which caused disgust to the hospital manager who saw it. Wright was arrested and said he had not intended to cause any offense and was sorry if he had.