A 45-year-old Ludlow man who assaulted two hospital security guards has been jailed.

Roger Morse had been taken to hospital following an overdose attempt and a stand-off involving police at his Ludlow flat.

Security staff at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital became involved when he was seen drinking wine in the grounds.

He had also threatened two people with a broken wine bottle in a hospital car park.

At Shrewsbury Crown Court last week Judge Jonathan Gosling jailed Morse for a total of nine months.

"You managed to stay out of trouble for quite a long time, but unfortunately you have gone downhill again due to your relationship problems," he said.

Morse had pleaded guilty to common assault against Mark Price and assaulting James Babyenni and affray on June 26 this year.

He had denied two charges of attempted robbery of motor vehicles and both cases were ordered to lie on file.

The court heard Morse had barricaded himself inside his flat in Milton Road and a specialist negotiator was called out..

Miss Suzanne Francis, prosecuting, said Morse was eventually taken to hospital for treatment after self-harming and suffering from heroin and tablets overdose.

The next day he was spotted sitting next to a statue with a wine bottle and the situation escalated when security staff told him drinking on the premises was against hospital policy.

The two guards were assaulted when Morse took exception to being told to leave the grounds and was shouting and swearing.

"As part of the same incident he tried to steal a car from a member of the public and a motorcycle from a member of staff at the hospital," she said.

Morse said he was ' going to jump on one of the bikes and go' and used the neck of a smashed wine bottle to try to intimidate them into handing over their keys.

"They both told him to go away in no uncertain terms when he tried to grab their keys. It was quite brave of the two motorists to react like that. By this time the police had been called and he was arrested," she said.

Mr Paul Smith, for Morse, said that alcohol and drugs were at the root of his client's problems.