A MAN threatened staff at Ayr’s A&E department while his partner waited for treatment.

Hugh Campbell, of Tourhill Road, Kilmarnock, behaved in a threatening manner in October last year, when he uttered offensive remarks and made threats.

The 34-year-old appeared before Sheriff Carole Cunninghame at Ayr Sheriff Court last week.

Depute Fiscal Lindsay Bain said: “Staff were working within the Ayr A&E department and had to speak to a patient at 4am.

“The accused had not been happy with the treatment and a consultation had taken place.

“Campbell began to raise his voice stating that staff were useless as was the mental health service.

“The accused began to walk away. He shouted ‘I will be waiting to get you. If not I will get you at Crosshouse’.

“Police were contacted but the accused had left by the time they got there.”

Speaking on his behalf, defence solicitor, Ian Gillies, said: “It was not Mr Campbell who was there getting seen to, it was his partner.

“I think the report will give a full back ground of the circumstances.”

Sentence has been deferred to allow the court to obtain a criminal justice social work report.