Jobless man with alcohol problems abusive to hospital staff

STAFF at Pilgrim Hospital were forced to call the police after a man became aggressive and abusive when he was brought in after drinking.

Ivo Liepins was found collapsed on the street in Skegness on September 24, and was taken to Pilgrim, Boston Magistrates’ Court was told last week.

But when he arrived he started thrashing around on his trolley and being abusive to staff. He was arrested after police took him outside to try to get him to leave and he began shouting and swearing loudly at the officers.

Liepins, of no fixed abode, admitted being drunk and disorderly when he appeared before the bench on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old, who was unrepresented, told the court: “I have lost my job and I have got problems with alcohol.”

He was fined £110 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.