A TEENAGER has been up before the magistrates after refusing to leave Hereford County Hospital.

Cayden Powell entered guilty pleas to one count of common assault and one count of causing a nuisance or disturbance without reasonable excuse on NHS premises when he appeared before magistrates.

The court heard from prosecutor Mark Hambling that the 19-year-old, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Matt Lewis, had assaulted a person in an incident in Hereford on October 14.


He had also caused a nuisance or disturbance to a National Health Service staff member who was working at Hereford County Hospital and refused to leave the premises when asked to do so by an NHS staff member on October 14, magistrates in Hereford were told.

Powell, of Croft Close, Hereford, was handed a nine-month conditional discharge for the offence, with magistrates saying that they had taken his guilty plea into account.

He was also ordered to pay compensation of £100 to the assault victim and a £26 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.