Drunk abused hospital staff after being admitted for taking an overdose

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A DRUNK abused staff after being admitted to hospital for taking an overdose.

Andrew Coleman was told to leave Sunderland Royal Hospital just before 1am on Thursday, because of the way he had spoken to staff.

Sunderland Magistrates’ Court heard the 40-year-old, of no fixed address, had been admitted to the Kayll Road hospital after taking the overdose because his 12-year relationship ended.

Coleman, who is originally from Warrington, Cheshire, was seen near an ambulance outside A&E 20 minutes after being ejected.

A security guard approached him and he became abusive again.

Coleman pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly.

Philippa Wylie, defending, said he was devastated after the split with the mother of his child, which had made him homeless.

She added: “He had been admitted to hospital because of an overdose. He was drunk.

“There is a reason he was near the ambulance, he is very interested in mechanical things.”

Fining him £160, District Judge Roger Elsey, said: “Hospital staff have enough to put up with, without having to deal with drunks.”