Euro 2020 fan jumped naked and bloody from window after cocaine and booze binge

A Scotland fan jumped naked from a fourth-floor hotel window after the 0-0 draw with England during Euro 2020 after suffering a "psychotic episode" following a cocaine and alcohol binge.

Electrician Ross James Ferris, 27, has now been ordered to pay nearly £15,000 in compensation after the incident, which saw him rip a window frame out of the wall and trash his room at the four-star hotel.

He also ripped a TV bracket and trouser press off the wall and smashed mirrors, covering the bathroom in his own blood, The Mirror reports.

Ferris, from Fife, then assaulted police as they attempted to handcuff him in the street, Southwark Crown Court in central London heard.

He pleaded guilty to damaging his room at the Corus Hotel, Lancaster Gate, Bayswater, near London's Hyde Park on 18 June.

Ferris also admitted to three counts of assaulting three police officers, as well as possessing a small amount of cocaine.

He was questioned in police custody the next day.

Prosecutor James Marsland told the court: "He spat at two police officers and caused an injury to another's hand, a small cut and swelling caused by Ferris struggling with the handcuffs on.

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"Having sobered up he said he had been drinking and taking cocaine and suffered an episode where he thought everyone was out to get him and feared for his life."

His lawyer Roger Sahotra told the court: "This was a drug-induced psychosis that he brought on himself and is not an excuse, but an explanation.

"He is truly ashamed and found it very, very difficult to view the CCTV of himself. He apologises to the police and to the hotel staff for the distress and damage he caused and has offered to make restitution for the damage."

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Ferris has since become teetotal and refrained from taking cocaine, the court heard.

Judge Alexander Milne QC sentenced Ferris to six months imprisonment, suspended for two years and ordered him to complete 150 hours of community service work.

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