Man who threatened individual with glass vase and spat at officers jailed

A judge at Derry Magistrates’ Court told a man that if he kept offending he would keep getting custody.
Bishop Street CourthouseBishop Street Courthouse
Bishop Street Courthouse

Joseph O'Kane (23) of no fixed abode in Derry was jailed for a series of public order offences.

The court heard that police were called to a B&B in Carlisle Road after the owner said they wanted O'Kane removed from the premises.

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The defendant was seen on CCTV kicking a door and damaging it at the premises.

The court also heard that on February 5 this year police were attending an incident and O'Kane was present.

He became aggressive and was said to have 'gritted his teeth' before picking up a glass vase and threatening a man.

He also spat at police officers during the incident.

Defence solicitor Paddy MacDermott said that his client did not gave a good record.

He said he had no recollection of some of the incidents but was 'ashamed and embarrassed'.

O'Kane was sentenced to 4 months in prison.