Jail for man who dropped his pants at hospital A&E


The defendant exposed himself to a female doctor

A 51-year-old man who dropped his shorts and underwear in the A & E department at the South West Acute Hospital, exposing his buttocks, has been sentenced to four months in prison.

Gary Robert Brien, of no fixed abode, Enniskillen, appeared via videolink at Enniskillen Magistrates Court to face charges of disorderly behaviour and indecent behaviour.


The prosecutor told the court that on August 8, 2013 police were called to the South West Acute Hospital at 11.20am following the report of a patient being loud and aggressive.

They arrived at Accident and Emergency where they saw the defendant surrounded by two security staff and a nurse.
They heard Brien shout “f*** off” at the security staff. He then turned to police and said: “F*** off you black b******, you’re nothing, but black c****.”

Brien was told to calm down, but when a female doctor approached he firmly pulled down his shorts and underwear exposing his buttocks. He was again asked by police to calm down.

Brien was arrested at 11.45am and replied; “I will come back and finish this place.”

Sean McHugh, defending, said that his client had a long standing alcohol problem. On the night in question MrMcHugh explained that Brien had to wait for a considerable period of time and had then left and consumed alcohol.

Afterwards he then returned to A & E and went to complain about the time he had been waiting and the series of events took place.

Mr McHugh said his client had no recollection of the incident and was ashamed of his behaviour.
District judge Nigel Broderick said that in regards to his record, which was extremely poor, it was quite unusual that a


51-year-old man’s record only came to prominence when he was 40 years of age.

Mr McHugh noted that this coincided with the break-up of his marriage. In relevant terms the defence solicitor noted that Brien’s offences began to tail off and become more sporadic after 2007 and asked the judge to take this into account.

The district judge said the defendant had a particularly concerning condition, which combined with addiction to alcohol contributed to his behaviour.

He gave Brien credit for his plea, but highlighted the seriousness of the matters, which were aggravated by being in a hospital setting.

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