Galliagh man was disorderly in hospital and assaulted police

A 23-years-old man who was disorderly in Altnagelvin Hospital has been ordered to complete 80 hours Community Service and spent 12 months onProbation.

Tuesday, 26th March 2019, 11:00 am

Darren Martin O’Neill, of Rossnagalliagh, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour and assaulting two police officers on January 29, last year.

The local magistrate’s court heard police had reason to take O’Neill to hospital, where he was aggressive and abusive.

O’Neill kicked out at police, striking one officer on the knee and struck the other in the face with his elbow.

Defence counsel Sinead Rogan said her client, who was ordered to pay a total of £400 compensation to the officers, has expressed ‘sincere remorse for his behaviour.’