Made ‘disgusting’ comments to police

Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66
Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66

A Strathfoyle man who told police he was an ‘unrepentant Fenian b******’ and threatened to shoot officers has been ordered to pay £200 to the PSNI Benevolent Fund to show his regret.

Martin McAllister, of Dereen Drive, also had a four month jail term suspended for two years and was ordered to spend a year on probation.

The 47-year-old pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour and assaulting police on three separate occasions between July and November last year.

The court heard McAllister had an altercation with another man in the Strand Foyer and when police arrived he became abusive.

He asked the officers ‘what the f*** are you doing here’.

The 47-year-old continued to be abusive and pushed an officer in the chest.

A second incident occurred in the Social Security office. McAllister was intoxicated and when police arrived he told them to ‘f*** off orange b*******’.

The court was told a further incident occurred at a house in Strathfoyle. McAllister was kicking the front door and police were called.

When officers arrived he became abusive and told them ‘I am an unrepentant Fenian b******. I will shoot you RUC b******* and you can tell the judge I said that’.

Suspending the sentence and ordering the 47-year-old to pay compensation, District Judge Barney McElholm said ‘some of the sentiments he expressed about police were disgusting in the extreme’.