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Lurgan man fined for disorderly behaviour after ‘bottle and half of Buckfast’

He was intoxicated which was in breach of his bail conditions

A Lurgan man who was disorderly after a “bottle and a half of Buckfast” in breach of his bail conditions has been fined £150.

Neil Hull, of Orient Circle, appeared before Craigavon Magistrates’ Courtvia videolink from Maghaberry.

The 42-year-old was charged with one count of disorderly behaviour in relation to an incident which occurred on May 20 this year.

The court was told that on the date in question, police attended a street in Lurgan in relation to an ongoing incident. Whilst police were dealing with the incident, the defendant came out of his home address and onto the street.

He was intoxicated, which was in breach of his bail conditions.

He was shouting and swearing in the street and continued to behave like this despite warnings by police.

He was subsequently arrested for disorderly behaviour and breach of his bail conditions. He then stated he had drunk a bottle and a half of Buckfast prior to being arrested.

A defence solicitor then informed the court that the defendant has been back on remand in respect of another matter which is to be heard on September 8.

On passing sentence, District Judge Bernie Kelly noted: “He has only one previous for disorderly behaviour which goes back nearly 10 years ago and he received a conditional discharge for that at the time.”

She imposed a fine of £150 along with the offender levy.

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