Hospital rowdy spat at nurses

Wishaw General Hospital
Wishaw General Hospital
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A serial offender who keeps causing trouble in hospital has been jailed for a year.

Philip Dallas (57), of Orbiston Court, Motherwell, admitted spitting at two nurses at Wishaw General on October 19. He was on bail at the time.

Earlier this year Dallas was in jail for groping a nurse at the same hospital just four days after being put on the sex offenders’ register for a similar offence.

He was eventually given a community payback order, but failed to comply with that and the one-year jail sentence imposed at Hamilton Sheriff Court reflected that breach.

During a previous hearing defence agent Diarmid Bruce said Dallas has alcohol and mental health problems.