Man abusive in JPH

AN “abusive” Gorleston man who had to be restrained in hospital has been given a six-month conditional discharge.Michael McQueen, 22, of Lynn Grove, pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour at Yarmouth Magistrates Court on Friday.

AN “abusive” Gorleston man who had to be restrained in hospital has been given a six-month conditional discharge.

Michael McQueen, 22, of Lynn Grove, pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour at Yarmouth Magistrates Court on Friday.

Prosecuting Peter Coe told the court that police had been called to the James Paget University Hospital on July 9 to assist staff with “an aggressive male”.

He said police had restrained McQueen and told him to calm down but he continued to shout abuse.


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Mitigating, Kevin Batch said his client was at the hospital in connection with injuries he had suffered in a recent motorcycle accident and was in a wheelchair.

Referring to one of the police officers' statements, Mr Batch said: “One of the officers says Mr McQueen appears stressed, foaming around the mouth and had a red face.”

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Mr Batch said officers were initially going to take McQueen home until his girlfriend and another girl started to become aggressive towards police.

“Things take a different turn. He [McQueen] was arrested, taken out of his wheelchair, launched into the van and taken to the police station where he was charged.”

McQueen was given a six-month conditional discharge and magistrates made no order for costs.

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