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Chef was 'obnoxious' on visit to hospital

By West Briton  |  Posted: March 07, 2013

A MAN who went to the minor injuries unit at a hospital was aggressive and abusive to nurses.

He told one of them she would never work again other than stacking shelves after she told him there was nothing wrong with him.

At Truro Magistrates' Court Christopher Payne, 28, a chef, of Alexandra Terrace, Truro, pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour at Penzance on January 31.

Alison May, for the prosecution, said he claimed to have been hit by a vehicle and was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Nursing staff called the police because of his aggressive and abusive behaviour and said he was not welcome there.

He said he had had two beers, some wine and whisky and complained that he wanted a doctor after the nurses told him everything was normal.

He was escorted from the building and asked for a nurse's details before abusing her saying he was going to "have" the staff.

He had previous convictions, including a court appearance in Jersey for which he was bound over and told to leave the island.

Payne told the magistrates he admitted being "terrible and obnoxious" at the hospital, but said he was now trying to sort out his life.

He did not remember much of what happened.

He was given a conditional discharge for 18 months and a drink banning order for the same period. He had to pay £80 costs.

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