A MAN caused ‘annoyance, inconvenience and needless anxiety’ to ambulance and hospital staff in Glasgow by repeatedly phoning them while drunk.
Ranjit Singh made various calls to the emergency 999 number complaining of chest and stomach pains from December 27, 2014 to June this year.
The 31-year-old repeatedly said he required an ambulance on December 27, 2016, stating that he was coughing up blood and suffering from chest and stomach pains.
After being taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Singh of Maxwell Road in Pollokshields, failed to identify himself to staff on two occasions.
Later he phoned 999 again and requested an ambulance but would not state why. The call was transferred to police who attended his home and found him highly intoxicated and lying on his bed.
In June this year, he called for an ambulance five separate times of the day but refused to leave his home when it arrived.
Singh appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court after pleading guilty to causing annoyance, inconvenience and needless anxiety to ambulance and hospital staff.
His defence agent told the court that Singh does suffer from medical conditions which are exasperated by his drinking. It was added that he is due to be deported back to India.
Sheriff Mary McCrory tagged Singh for a period of three months. He must remain within his home between 7am and 7pm for a period of three months.