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Defendant was verbally abusive to hospital staff

GARDAI CALLED TO DISTURBANCE AT LOUGHLINSTOWN A&E

Published 13/06/2012 | 09:51

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A MAN who was verbally abusive to hospital staff who were trying to treat a head wound he had had his case adjourned for a year at last Thursday's sitting of Bray District Court.

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Paul Doyle (33) with an address at Killarney Heights, Bray was charged with bail - failing to appear at Bray District Court on May 3, 2012 and with engaging in threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour at the A+ E Department, St. Colmcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown on June 19, 2011.

He pleaded guilty to the charges and Inspector Declan McCarthy said at 9.30pm on June 19 gardai were called to a disturbance in A+E in Loughlinstown. Doyle was being abusive to staff who were trying to treat a head wound he had.

Doyle then refused treatment but eventually calmed down and accepted treatment. Inspector McCarthy said Doyle was also abusive to gardai.

Acting for Doyle solicitor Joe Maguire said Doyle has a history of medical problem and is currently homeless having ' slipped into the abyss'. He said Doyle is working with the probation services to try find accommodation and now intends to go to Cluain Mhuire. He said if this were successful his family had indicated they would be willing to take him back.

Mr. Maguire said Doyle had apologized for his behaviour and said 'on occasions he appears quite aggressive and because of a hearing problem he shouts.'

Judge David Kennedy said Doyle had created ' an extreme disturbance in a busy place where people were trying to work or in need of help.'

Judge Kennedy adjourned the case until June 10, 2013 saying if Doyle didn't come to any garda attention he would deal with it leniently.

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