Appearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday, Connor Swanston (22) had pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour – shouting, swearing and uttering threats – at Forth Valley Royal Hospital on July 3 and September 26, 2020.
Swanston was said to have blamed his offending behaviour on “hypos” – also called hypoglycaemia – where the level of sugar or glucose in your blood drops too low. The condition is associated with diabetes.
Sheriff Derek Livingston said: “I’m not particularly impressed about hypos being the cause of his offending.”
Sheriff Livingston said Swanston had been causing the problem himself by misusing insulin.
Swanston, 9 Paton Drive, Larbert, was made subject to a structured deferred sentence for three months to July 28 for him to be of good behaviour in that time.