Northern Ireland

Annalise Quinn jailed for abusing Altnagelvin A&E staff

A woman who admitted verbally abusing medical staff and police officers in an accident and emergency department has been jailed for five months.

Annalise Quinn, 19, of Jefferson Court, Londonderry, was brought to Altnagelvin hospital in a dishevelled condition by police officers who found her in a city centre street in the early hours of 16 March.

The district judge said all too often he had to listen to patients who had witnessed disorderly behaviour in the A & E department.

He said Quinn, who was under a suspended sentence for a previous public order offence, had in the past been referred to counsellors to address her alcohol and substance abuse problems but had refused to engage with them.