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Disorderly Armagh woman warned of ‘inevitable outcome’ if she does not give up alcohol

District judge said: 'This is in breach of a suspended sentence. Unless she gets a pre-sentence report there is an inevitable outcome'

Armagh Magistrates' Court

A district judge has warned an Armagh woman that there is an “inevitable outcome” if she does not work with probation and give up alcohol.

Court heard that the 51-year-old was abusive in the street after police were called to a neighbour dispute.

Florence Margaret Agnew, of Drumarg Park, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour at the city’s magistrates’ court on Tuesday.

Prosecution outlined that on September 4, at 5.40pm, police were called to Drumarg Villas, Armagh, to reports of a dispute between neighbours.

Upon arrival, officers observed the defendant being verbally abusive in the street and she was warned to calm down but continued.

Agnew was subsequently arrested and cautioned for the offence before the court.

Defence solicitor Oisin Toner stated: “I have handed in a psychiatric report which is quite informative as to the background of this lady.”

District Judge Alan White said: “This is in breach of a suspended sentence. Unless she gets a pre-sentence report there is an inevitable outcome.

“I see that probation has not worked in the past but she is going to have to give up alcohol.”

Mr Toner commented: “She very clearly instructs that since Boxing Day she has abstained from alcohol.”

The case was adjourned for the preparation of a pre-sentence report until March 24.

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