Fined £300 for being abusive to police officers

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A man who was abusive and made threats to police has been fined £300.

Christopher Hegarty, of Spencer Road, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour on August 29.

Derry Magistrates Court heard that police removed Hegarty from a take-away restaurant and he became abusive. He also shouted threats at the officers.

The 28-year-old was arrested and when police handcuffed him he said ‘take these cuffs off me or I will f****** kill you’.

A defence solicitor told the court his client has ‘alcohol addiction problems’ and has no recollection of the incident.