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Man jailed after abusing hospital staff.

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A drunk man who had to be restrained by Paramedics and Police at Causeway Hospital has been jailed for three months.

North Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Coleraine was told on Monday how Aidan McMullan had verbally abused staff at the hospital’s A&E department on November 3rd last year.

Mr McMullan had suffered injuries after falling in Coleraine Town Centre, he refused treatment but also refused to leave. McMullan insulted a paramedic who was trying to restrain him by calling a “scumbag” and attempted to headbutt a Police Officer who was attempting to arrest him.

In his defence, the court was told that McMullan was an alcoholic and homeless, his behaviour was “fuelled by alcohol” but he was determined to turn his life around. McMullan pleaded guilty to dis-orderly behaviour and assault.

District Judge Liam McNally called McMullan’s behaviour appalling and released him on a £200 bail, to an address approved by the PSNI, pending appeal.

Source: Coleraine Chronicle

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