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Disorderly Lurgan man with ‘serious alcohol problem’ to be sentenced later this month

The district judge remarked: 'Twenty-eight and an alcoholic - that takes some doing'

Craigavon Magistrates Court

A Lurgan man with a “serious alcohol problem” must wait until later this month to learn his fate.

After reading the defendant’s record the district judge ordered a pre-sentence report commenting: “Twenty-eight and an alcoholic – that takes some doing.”

Conal Vincent McKee, of Forest Glade, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Defence solicitor Siun Downey commented that this was a case which may require a pre-sentence report.

Upon seeing McKee’s record, District Judge Bernie Kelly stated: “Oh dear me, he has a serious alcohol problem. Twenty-eight and an alcoholic – that takes some doing.”

The case was adjourned until July 31 when McKee must appear for sentencing after the preparation of a report.

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