Man is jailed for having knife at Altnagelvin hospital

A 20-year-old Londonderry man has been jailed for having a knife and making death threats at Altnagelvin hospital.

Declan Grimes of Campion Court in the Gobnascale area admitted committing the offences on August 16.

The court was told that while he was receiving treatment, he threatened to stab a man and slit his throat.

District Judge Barney McElholm sentenced him to three months in prison.

Judge McElholm said it was becoming prevalent for young men to carry knives and that they were used all too often.

He said there were those who believed that anyone carrying a knife should receive an immediate, lengthy sentence.

"I can understand that view point," he said, "but it is not may place to comment on policy matters."