Man who defecated in Derry city centre shouted ‘up the RA’ as trousers fell down, court told

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A man who defecated in the city centre shouted ‘up the RA’ when his trousers fell down, a court has heard.

Ryan Charles Doherty, of Glenabbey Drive, was fined £400 at Derry Magistrates Court.

The 39-year-old pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour and indecent behaviour on September 25.

The court heard CCTV operators alerted police after Doherty defecated and urinated in the Union Hall Place area.

Police saw Doherty standing outside a bar in Shipquay Street with his trousers ‘hanging around his bum’.

He became agitated and shouted ‘up the RA’ at the officers and his trousers fell down.

Police attempted to pull the trousers up and Doherty told them to ‘f*** off’.

Defence solicitor Seamus Quigley told the court his client has no recollection of the incident but is deeply embarrassed by his behaviour.

He added that the 39-year-old is aware ‘that whatever the court does this case is likely to attract a degree more attention than your average disorderly’.

The solicitor said on this afternoon Doherty was ‘so drunk he didn’t know where he was or what he was doing’.