Ballymena man was disorderly at Emergency Department at Antrim Hospital

A general view of Antrim Area Hospital. The defendant was disorderly there. Picture: Ballymena Daily.

A MAN is due to be sentenced later this month for offences including being disorderly at the Emergency Department at Antrim Area Hospital.

Keith Balmer (27), with an address listed as Staffa Drive in Ballymena, committed the hospital offence on March 12 this year.

He was also disorderly at Wakehurst Court in the town on March 30 this year.

In August this year he assaulted two people and caused criminal damage to two signs at Halfords in Ballymena and attempted to damage a door; stole an air freshener and attempted to steal a dashcam mount.

At Ballymena Magistrates Court, sitting in Antrim on Thursday, a defence lawyer said the defendant is currently in custody in relation to an “unrelated matter”.

That was a reference to the defendant being charged with robbery of cash of £218 and theft of Pringles worth £2.50 in connection with an incident at a Mace store at Knockeen shopping centre on the Crebilly Road in Ballymena in October.

A second man was also charged in relation to that incident.

The defence lawyer for Balmer said there may be a forthcoming High Court bail application in relation to the robbery matter.

Meanwhile, the cases before Thursday’s Court have been adjourned to later this month.

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