Short cuts

A Cumbrian man who subjected hospital staff to months of drunken abuse has been made the subject of a two-year anti-social behaviour order. James Queen, 24, from Currock, agreed to the order after magistrates heard how he plagued staff at Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary.He even yelled insults at accident and emergency staff as they broke the news to relatives that a loved one had died, the court heard.Martin Towers, for Cumbria Police, said that over 10 months police logged 141 incidents involving Mr Queen, including 38 at the infirmary's A&E department.Mr Queen's lawyer conceded that he had behaved anti-socially but denied he was responsible for all 141 incidents.