Fined for disorderly behaviour

The courthouse at Bishop Street, Derry.
The courthouse at Bishop Street, Derry.

A man who was abusive to police after he was ejected from a local bar has been fined £300.

John Hugh McCauley, of Barnewall Place, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour on October 4, last year.

He also admitted assault on police relating to an incident in March this year.

Derry Magistrates Court was told the 42-year-old was ejected from a local bar and made a number of ‘aggressive attempts’ to get back in.

Police were on patrol in the area and advised McCauley to calm down. However, he told the officers to ‘f*** off’ and continued to shout loudly and aggressively.

He was arrested a short time later. The court heard police were called to Barnewall Place in the early hours of March 15.

McCauley was kicking at a neighbours door and shouting in the street.

When police arrived the 42-year-old was shouting in his own living room. Officers entered the property and he told them to get out before punching an officer on the right shoulder.

The court heard that McCauley was highly intoxicated during both incidents.

Defence solicitor Seamus Quigley told the court the disorderly behaviour occurred on his client’s birthday. He told the court McCauley wished to apologise for his behaviour during both incidents.