Man continued to swear at Wrexham Maelor Hospital

Published date: 07 March 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A MAN was arrested after struggling with police and launching a series of
foul-mouthed rants at a hospital emergency department.

Flintshire Magistrates Court was told Liam Sean Uttley continued saying a number of four-lettered swear word during the outbursts at Wrexham Maelor Hospital..

Uttley, 29, became frustrated after a three hour wait.

He said he had booked in but after three hours he was told there was no record of being booked in.

Uttley, of no fixed address, admitted a public order charge after the incident on February 7.

The defendant, currently on remand in custody for other matters, was given an 18 month conditional discharge yesterday.

Prosecutor Helen Tench said Uttley had been heard to use various swear words.

He had been asked not to swear and it was pointed out other people were present.

But he swore, said he didn’t care and said: “I have been here for hours.”

A police officer asked him to go outside to calm down but he continued swearing, saying he had been there hours but nothing had been done.

When they returned to the premises the officer spoke to the triage nurse and he was asked to go to the triage nurse room, but he continued to swear in various contexts.

When told he could leave if he wanted to, he continued to swear.

After being told he was being arrested he tensed up and said: “You are not going to be able to lock me up”.

When officers called for back up, Uttley said: “Bring as many as you want.”

He struggled when handcuffed and had to be restrained on the floor.

Nick Cross, defending, told the Mold court Uttley had booked in as a patient at the hospital. He waited three hours, only to be told he was not booked in.

“My client was frustrated and he does accept that,” Mr Cross said.

Since the incident Uttley had been remanded in custody, was awaiting trial on other matters, and was not in a position to pay fines or costs.

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