‘Ignoramus’ given a suspended sentence

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An ‘ignoramus and a buffoon’ who used ‘disgraceful’ language to police has received a suspended sentence.

Ryan John Joseph Kelly, of Osbourne Street, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour and criminal damage on January 12.

Derry Magistrates Court heard that police were called to a house party in Lisnavar Court.

Kelly became abusive to police as they tried to find out his details and repeatedly shouted ‘f***’.

He was warned about his behaviour but he continued to shout and made derogatory comments about people who had come out of their homes.

The 29-year-old was arrested and when he was placed in a cell he urinated in full view of the camera and dragged a blanket through the urine.

Defence solicitor Seamus Quigley told the court his client was ‘extremely drunk’ at the time.

Suspending an 11 month sentence for two years, District Judge Barney McElholm said ‘this man is an ignoramus and a buffoon. The language used towards the young woman involved and police was quite disgraceful’.

He added: “Besides anything else has this man no sense of dignity, urinating in a police cell in front of a camera and then dragging bedding through it. That is the actions of the tramp.”

The judge also ordered Kelly to pay £150 compensation to the PSNI and warned him if he get a lengthy custodial sentence if he came back to court.