Ballykelly man was disorderly

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A 21-year-old Ballykelly man who pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour was told by a judge this week “you don’t seem to be learning”.

Appearing at Limavady Magistrates Court on Wednesday was Sean McCloskey of Kings Lane, Ballykelly, who had sentencing deferred for 12 months. The court heard that on September 30 police were on Catherine Street in Limavady when their attention was drawn to two males arguing and shouting. The males were advised to calm down but McCloskey became aggressive and tried to get past the officer. He called the officer abusive names and was subsequently arrested.

Defence solicitor Paddy McGurk said his client apologised for his behaviour and realised to behave that way was unacceptable.

District Judge Liam McNally told McCloskey “you don’t seem to be learning” and told him he would have to learn the hard way”.

Judge McNally deferred sentencing for one year and warned McCloskey he could face jail “if he doesn’t behave”.

McCloskey is due back in Limavady Court on October 22, 2014.