Chester man used abusive language to staff


Staff reporter (Chester First)

A MAN has been fined after admitting using threatening and abusive language to hospital staff and police officers.

Christopher Cottrell, 46, pleaded guilty to three counts of harassment, one of which was racially aggravated.

Rob Youds, prosecuting at West Cheshire Magistrates Court in Chester, said police on duty in Mayfield Gardens, Neston, on May 25 saw Cottrell had blood on the back of his head.

When they approached him, he would not co-operate and was taken by police van to an address where Marine Dixon said Cottrell had been drunk and so she had called a taxi but had then seen him being aggressive.

Police requested an ambulance for Cottrell who then shouted abuse at ambulance staff and the police officers.

He was abusive and aggressive to Arrowe Park Hospital staff who then refused to treat him.

Cottrell, of Alvanley Road, Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port, was then taken to the custody suite but officers there refused to book him because of his injuries.

Returned to the hospital, he again shouted abuse at hospital staff including a senior nurse who was racially abused.

Defending, Mark Evans said his client was “genuinely remorseful” and had sought help for his alcohol problems.

Magistrates fined Cottrell £90 and ordered him to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £20.

See full story in the Chester Leader

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