Man was shouting and swearing in hospital Observation Ward where staff were 'under pressure'

Man was shouting and swearing in hospital Observation Ward where staff were 'under pressure'

A MAN from the Dunmurry area has admitted being disorderly at Antrim Area Hospital where he was shouting and swearing in an Observation Ward.

Vincent Doyle (22), of Cherry Walk, was disorderly on October 29, 2020.

A prosecutor told Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena, the defendant became "agitated" in the ward and he began to stride around shouting and swearing loudly at a time when the ward was busy and hospital staff were "under increased pressure".

Police moved Doyle to a private room as his "behaviour was distressing other patients".

The defendant also admitted offences relating to Valentine's Day in 2020.

He was charged with aggravated taking and causing damage to a vehicle and disqualified and uninsured driving.

A man said he had left his car running outside a property at Rathenraw in Antrim because there had been a "problem with the battery" and the vehicle had then been stolen.

It was sighted with damage to a tyre at a filling station in Antrim.

District Judge Nigel Broderick jailed the defendant for three months and banned him from driving for three years. Bail in the sum of £500 was fixed for appeal.

  • Main picture: Antrim Area Hospital.