A MAN lost his temper at a GP surgery after he was refused anti-anxiety medication, then called the doctor a scumbag.

Riko Tariq Baber, 30, of Manor Crescent, Newport, admitted using threatening words and behaviour when he appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court earlier today (Tuesday).

The court heard Baber walked into Sandown Medical Centre — where he was not a registered patient — and demanded Dr Hugh Trowell write him a prescription for Diazepam.

Ann Smout, prosecuting, said: "He said his current surgery refused to give him more medication after he told them he had lost his prescription.

"As he was told to leave, he swore at the doctor and called him a scumbag.

"He left the surgery, before immediately returning and continuing to make a scene."

The police were called and Baber was arrested.

In a statement read to the court, Dr Trowell said: "The surgery is a place for sick people and this takes time away from addressing their needs.

"His behaviour towards me and other members of staff was inappropriate and made everyone highly uncomfortable."

The court heard Baber suffered with mental health conditions, including psychosis, schizophrenia and ADHD.

Barry Arnett, defending, said: "You are looking at a young man who suffers with a host of issues.

"I've known Mr Baber for quite some time and he has been this way for a long time now.

"He had called 111 after losing his script and they told him to go to the doctors' surgery. He took that to mean Sandown Medical Centre, although he was not a patient there."

Magistrates sentenced Baber to a 12-month community order, including 20 rehabilitation activity days.

He was ordered to pay a surcharge of £90.

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