A MAN appeared in court following an incident at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Declan Shannon, 23, of Halifax Road, appeared before Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court to be sentenced.

He was charged with using threatening/abusive words/behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress in the hospital’s A&E department.

It happened on November 10 last year and court documents state: “The court finds that this offence was motivated (wholly or partly) by hostility towards persons who are of a particular sexual orientation.”

He was also charged with obstructing/resisting a constable in the execution of their duty on the same date.

Shannon pleaded guilty to both offences. For the first charge, he was fined £300.

There was no separate penalty for the second charge, but he must also pay £50 compensation, a £34 victim surcharge and £85 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.

A collection order was made and the balance will be paid at a rate of £40 per month.

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