Drunk patient swung crutches around A&E

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Police were called by worried hospital staff after a drunken man swung his crutches around at Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s accident and emergency unit.

Security staff at the site were so worried about foul mouthed Paul Williamson’s behaviour they called police, magistrates were told.

Williamson, 45, of Hornby Road, Blackpool, admitted being drunk and disorderly when he appeared before the town’s magistrates.

He was fined £110 by the court.

Alison Quanbrough, prosecuting, said Williamson had been taken to the hospital from Ma Kelly’s bar, in the town.

He was drunk at the time, she added.

She said: “At the hospital he started to swing his crutches about and swear.

“He was shouting so loudly he interrupted staff treating other patients.”

Williamson told the court: “I have a drink problem which I am getting help for.”

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