Drunken man abused police and staff at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

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Drunken behaviour at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has seen a Dereham man's 18-month suspended sentence extended by six months.

Tamas Barati appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court yesterday and eventually accepted his behaviour, after district judge Peter Veits had asked him if he was pleading guilty and he replied: 'I can't tell you, I don't remember.'

Barati, of Norwich Road, Dereham, admitted to using racially-aggrivated threatening, abusive or insulting words and behaviour towards police officers and the public on Tuesday, March 19.

Philip Charnley, prosecuting, said: 'He was very abusive to staff so was eventually rejected by security but refused to leave so police were called.'

The 35-year-old's behaviour did not stop when police arrived and continued to use extreme swear words and shouted at passing members of the public.

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Mr Charnley was calling the police officers 'English' among his swear words and shouting 'help me, the police are beating me up' before going on to headbutt the police van.

He was given an £120 fine and ordered to pay a £30 legal surcharge and £85 costs, with a pre-existing suspended sentence of 18 months given to him in November of last year, for two counts of assault and one of possessing an offensive weapon, extended by six months.

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Judge Veits told Barati to work on his alcohol problems before giving him 'one more chance'.

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