Dirty protest by man on spice shut York Hospital A&E unit

A MAN who claimed he had taken the drug spice put part of a hospital department out of action after smearing faeces on walls and equipment, York magistrates heard.

Patient Shaun Michael Barker, 40, first became aggressive towards staff at York Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department, said Martin Butterworth, prosecuting.

Mr Butterworth said: “The two cubicles had to be cleaned and were out of action for five hours.”

A MAN who claimed he had taken the drug spice put part of a hospital department out of action after smearing faeces on walls and equipment, magistrates heard.

Patient Shaun Michael Barker, 40, first became aggressive towards staff at York Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department, said Martin Butterworth, prosecuting.

Mr Butterworth said: “The two cubicles had to be cleaned and were out of action for five hours.”

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