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Jail for drunk man who shouted at people to ‘f**k up’ and said he’d ‘get Continuity on them’

When cautioned for the offence the defendant told police: 'Go f*** yourself'

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A Portadown man who drunkenly shouted at people that he would get the Continuity on them has been sentenced to one month in prison.

Court heard that when he was cautioned for the offence the 23-year-old told police: “Go f*** yourself.”

Robert Cochrane, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

Prosecution outlined that on September 7, police on patrol of Thomas Street, Portadown, observed the defendant shouting at people outside Spice House takeaway.

Officers noted that Cochrane appeared intoxicated, agitated and aggressive.

They heard the defendant tell the group to “f*** up” and that he would get the Continuity on them.

Cochrane was warned about his behaviour, however, he continued to swear leaving police with no option but to arrest him.

When cautioned for the offence the defendant replied: “Go f*** yourself.”

As the facts were read out, Cochrane, who represented himself, commented: “Why is she just reading that stuff out?”

When asked if he had anything to say in answer to the offences, the defendant stated: “Um, nah.”

District Judge Bernie Kelly inquired as to whether this was the only matter for which Cochrane was in custody.

The defendant said: “I have another disorderly behaviour and criminal damage, the same sort of things.”

District Judge Kelly stated: “Taken into account the nature of your record this is clearly a problem area for you.”

Cochrane was sentenced to one month in prison.


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