Man exposed his genitals in hostel

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A man who exposed his genitals in a hostel for street drinkers has been fined £125 at the local magistrate’s court.

James Doran, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to indecent behaviour on May 2.

Derry Magistrate’s Court heard the 48-year-old went into a communal area of the House in the Wells, took off his trousers and exposed himself.

It was revealed that two staff members and a number of residents were present at the time and the incident “caused them distress”.

Doran was arrested and during police interview claimed he “liked to do this to try to shock people”, however claimed he couldn’t remember the incident.

Defence solicitor Paddy MacDermott told the court his client, who is originally from Co. Donegal, has been a resident at the hostel for the last three years.

He added that Doran accepts his behaviour is “entirely unacceptable and distressing for other people”.