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Teenager shouting and swearing in street was causing a ‘general nuisance’

Craigavon Courthouse

A Craigavon teenager has been fined £200 after causing what his defence counsel described as a “general nuisance” during the early hours.

A judge stated that this was more than a nuisance for parents with young children, she branded the 19-year-old’s behaviour as “selfish”.

Shea McConville, of Drumellan Court, Moyraverty pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

It was heard that on December 15, at around 0.40am, police were called to Drumellan Court regarding a report of excess noise coming from a property.

Officers arrived to find the door of the house open, they entered and were immediately approached by the defendant.

McConville exited the property and began to shout and swear, this was directed at both police and members of the public.

The defendant was asked to calm down but persisted.

He was arrested for disorderly behaviour and made no reply when cautioned.

Defence counsel stated: “This was a case of just causing a general nuisance, there were no personal insults thrown around”.

District Judge Bernie Kelly said: “This was more than a nuisance, if you are a parent with a young child, trying to get them to go to sleep, that behaviour is just selfish”.

McConville was ordered to pay a fine of £200, along with the offender’s levy of £15.

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