What Derry man (24) told police: ‘If you touch me I will tell my ma’

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A 24-year-old man told police: “If you touch me I will tell my ma”, a court has heard.

Gary Deehan, of Swift Court, Ballymagroarty, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour on February 3.

Derry Magistrate’s Court heard that Deehan went into the enquiry office of Strand Road PSNI station and told staff there: “I don’t give a f***”.

He was asked why he was there but wouldn’t say and repeated again: “I don’t give a f***”.

There were other people present in the enquiry office and Deehan was arrested because he wouldn’t calm down and called an officer a “p****”.

Defence solicitor Paddy MacDermott told the court his client was highly intoxicated at the time and doesn’t know why he went into the police station.

Imposing a £100 fine, District Judge Barney McElholm said Deehan’s comment to police about his mother “was my favourite remark”.