Court hears 'topless' man 'covered in blood' in Bangor was then disorderly at Ulster Hospital

Court hears 'topless' man 'covered in blood' in Bangor was then disorderly at Ulster Hospital

A COURT heard a 'topless' man was 'covered in blood' in Bangor and he was then disorderly when police took him to the Ulster Hospital for treatment.

Details emerged at Newtownards Magistrates Court regarding Kris Bernard McKillion (26), of 'no fixed abode' in Bangor.

He caused criminal damage to window panes; was disorderly at the Ulster Hospital and assaulted and resisted a police officer.

The court heard that around 5pm on November 15 last year the defendant was at the Imperial Bar in Bangor where he smashed two windows and was "behaving aggressively".

He took off his shirt and went along a street.

The defendant then went to the Simon Community in the town, where he was a resident, and was observed to be "covered in blood" when he arrived back.

Police arrived and saw him "topless" and "covered in blood".

He was taken to hospital to receive medical treatment to his head and wrist.

On the way to hospital he was aggressive with police, spitting at them.

At the hospital he had to be "restrained on the ground" and was shouting.

District Judge Mark Hamill noted the defendant had a suspended sentence and told a defence lawyer: "You have a mountain to climb in this case and as soon as the Ulster Hospital is mentioned that mountain just got higher. It is lost in the clouds at the moment so if you can disperse the clouds you will be doing very well".

The case was adjourned to March 16.