Northern Ireland

Man guilty of having knife in Altnagelvin A&E

Altnagelvin Hospital
Image caption The offence was committed in the hospital's A&E department

A 41-year-old man has pleaded guilty at Londonderry Magistrate's Court to possessing a knife in the A&E department of Altnagelvin hospital.

Robert Martin O'Doherty from Drummard Park admitted committing the offence on 11 January 2009.

He also pleaded guilty to failing to surrender to police custody following his release from the hospital on 3 February 2011.

Sentencing was adjourned until 27 April for a pre-sentence report.

O'Doherty was released on continuing bail.