Patient shouted and swore at Raigmore Hospital staff to amputate leg

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Gareth Benbow was being treated in the unit having overdosed on drugs.

But when he came round he became abusive to staff demanding they amputate his leg because of the pain.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard evidence from two senior nurses on the ward who told Sheriff David Sutherland work in the unit had come to a standstill because of Benbow’s conduct.

Benbow (37) of Gilbert Street in Inverness, appeared in court on crutches. At one stage Sheriff David Sutherland adjourned so his solicitor could speak to him about his conduct in the dock interrupting one of the witnesses.