Man jailed for disorderly

The courthouse at Bishop Street, Derry.
The courthouse at Bishop Street, Derry.

A man who was disorderly outside a homeless shelter has been jailed for four months.

Kieran Bradley, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to two separate incidents of disorderly behaviour on November 27 and 28.

Derry Magistrate’s Court was told police were called to Damien House because the 40-year-old was being abusive to staff and refused to leave.

Officers spoke to him and agreed to move on.

However, a short time later Bradley returned to Damien House and told police to ‘f*** off’.

The 40-year-old was arrested again the following morning after he was released on police bail.

He had been banging on the door of Damien House and was shouting and swearing at police.

Defence solicitor Paddy McDaid said his client had a ‘long history of alcohol abuse’ and his criminal record was related to that.

He said some time in prison will help keep him off alcohol.