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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Diabetes patient became aggressive

Dublin District Court heard the incident happened at St Vincent's Hospital on December 27 last year
Dublin District Court heard the incident happened at St Vincent's Hospital on December 27 last year

A hospital patient was arrested after he became aggressive and refused to leave when he was discharged.

Gareth Brogan (29) had been treated for diabetes at the hospital when the incident happened.

Brogan pleaded guilty to failing to obey garda directions.

Judge Michael Walsh adjourned the case for six months. Dublin District Court heard the incident happened at St Vincent's Hospital on December 27 last year.

Treatment

Gardai were called to the hospital at 11.30pm.

The accused, with an address at Faythe, Wexford Town, had since gone for residential treatment, his solicitor John Feaheny said.

The defendant was a type-2 diabetic and had been in and out of the hospital for five days before the incident happened.

Brogan was a trained electrician. He accepted there was no excuse for his behaviour on the night, Mr Feaheny said.

Judge Walsh said if the accused came to no further adverse garda attention in the next six months, he would "give this man a chance".

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