Man became aggressive towards police

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Derry Magistrate’s Court has heard how a man became aggressive towards police as they were breaking up a group of males fighting in the city centre.

Eamon Stokes (19) of Sheriff’s Glen in Derry admitted a charge of disorderly behaviour that occurred on November 27 last.

The court heard that police were called to Waterloo Place after reports of a group of males fighting.

As they were dealing with that incident Stokes approached them in an aggressive manner.

He was warned to back away but continued acting aggressively.

After he was warned three times CS spray was used.

After this Stokes left the scene and due to the crowd and the situation police could not follow.

However, some time later Stokes was seen in the area and arrested.

Defence solicitor Mr. Keith Kyle urged the court to leave something ‘hanging over his head.’

He was sentenced to four months suspended for two years and fined £250.