Fort man facing jail term after hospital outburst
PRISON appears the likely destination for a man who caused a disruption in Fort William’s Belford Hospital.
Appearing at Fort William Sheriff Court on Tuesday, Craig Cook of 8 Brown Court in the town admitted shouting and swearing at accident and emergency staff on the night of June 11 last year, after drinking so much he needed medical attention.
The court heard the 24-yearold was behaving aggresively and shouting in front of other patients, including children, and was at the hospital due to ‘extreme levels of intoxication’.
Defence solicitor Hamish Melrose said the night is a ‘ blur’ to his client but he realises he should not have drank as much as he did.
Sheriff Richard Davidson deferred sentencing until February 2 for background reports, but said he was only doing so because he was ‘bound by the law’.
He added: ‘Instead of being grateful to the staff who were trying to treat you, you were abusive to them and caused fear and alarm to other patients.
‘Unless I find something exceptional in the report you will be going to prison.
‘I will not tolerate this behaviour.’