Jail sentence for Randalstown man who was disorderly at Antrim Area Hospital

Jail sentence for Randalstown man who was disorderly at Antrim Area Hospital

A RANDALSTOWN man who pleaded guilty to being disorderly at Antrim Area Hospital has been given a three months prison sentence.

Seamus Connor (41), of Neillsbrook View, appeared via video link from prison where he had been on remand.

A prosecutor told Ballymena Magistrates Court that on May 27 last year police were tasked to Randalstown.

The defendant was "highly intoxicated" and was taken to hospital for "treatment for some injuries".

The prosecutor added: "Whilst at the A&E Department he began to shout and swear, shouting: 'You are all black bstards' and 'Fck everyone'."

The court heard this was in the public waiting area where a number of patients, including children, were present.

The defendant kicked out at doors in the hospital when arrested.

A defence lawyer said Connor accepts his behaviour was "unacceptable" at the hospital and "he apologised to everybody who was affected and anybody who witnessed it".

The defendant was given bail of £500.

  • Main picture: Antrim Area Hospital.