A man who breached his Asbo when he swore at hospital staff has avoided jail.*sigh*
The court heard Carey, of no fixed address, went to the hospital on September 30 and said he had injured his wrist.Could have been cider. Could have been....let's not go there.
He was known to security staff and they asked him if he had any alcohol on him. He handed them a bottle containing what looked like cider.
He was told he would get it back when he left, as alcohol was banned in hospital buildings.It seems he was known to more than just the police (some of the officers involved had a film crew from Channel Five TV show 'Police Interceptors' with them when Carey was arrested on an earlier occasion, so I've probably seen him...) and the hospital security staff:
Carey was in casualty being treated by a doctor, who discharged him when he started swearing at her.
Security staff were called, but they had to restrain Carey before police arrived, after he became abusive over the cider bottle.
A 12-month suspended sentence had been imposed on Carey after he was seen drunk in a park off Mill Road, Colchester, only a day after being released from jail for another breach of his Asbo.And his penalty for this latest escapade?
Recorder Thomas Ashe QC told Carey he was giving him a final chance to change his ways.Shouldn't take him long, chum. Don't bother to get changed, is my advice. You'll be sitting again before you know it...
He said: “I’m going to take a risk and I may be making a mistake. Prove me wrong.”