A Strathfoyle man who called police ‘scummy black useless b*******’ has been fined £250.
Jason John James Margowicz, of The Old Fort, Strathfoyle, pleaded guilty to resisting police on February 21.
Derry Magistrate’s Court was told police received a report about someone’s safety and they went to a flat in Rockmills.
The front door of the flat was open and officers heard raised voices inside.
Police were confronted by the 25-year-old who lunged at them and started shouting and swearing.
He told the officers to ‘f*** off you black eyed b*******’ before making further comments.
Margowicz struggled with police and lunged forwards in an attempt to head butt an officer.
Defence solicitor Seamus Quigley said police were called by a third party as a ‘drunken prank’.
He said his client knew nothing about the call and he ‘simply did not know what was going on’ when police arrived and he reacted.