Hospital charges withdrawn after County Antrim man sends letters of apology

Hospital charges withdrawn after County Antrim man sends letters of apology

A 62-year-old man has had charges of being disorderly at Antrim Area Hospital and assaulting a police officer withdrawn for a caution.

Stephen Spence, of Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, was charged in relation to December 23 last year.

A defence lawyer told an earlier court the defendant was "keen" to write two letters of apology.

A prosecutor had said they should be sent to "the investigating officer and the hospital staff".

The previous court heard if the letters were sent the charges would be withdrawn.

Ballymena Magistrates Court has now been told the charges have withdrawn and a caution administered.

A defence lawyer said it had been a "very bad assault on police in a hospital".

  • Main picture: Antrim Area Hospital.