Patient damaged ambulance door

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A PATIENT became agitated in an ambulance demanding to be taken back home then denting a cabinet door in the vehicle by kicking it.

Paul Tyler, 45, of New South Promenade, South Shore, admitted causing damage and resisting a community detention officer.

He was given an 18-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £100 compensation with £85 costs and £15 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Jane Yates, prosecuting, said an ambulance went to Tyler’s home on November 10 after he was said to be threatening to slit his throat.

After damaging the ambulance cabinet, Tyler said he had done it because he thought he was going to be sectioned. Once in custody, Tyler told a detention officer: “You’re raping me” and kicked out at him.

Gary McAnulty, defending, said his client, who had been drinking, had mental health problems.

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