Resisted ‘because he was naked’

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

A man accused of resisting police during an arrest claims he did so because he was naked.

Cavin White, of Rossnagalliagh, is charged with resisting police on January 9.

The 24-year-old is currently on bail for a number of driving offences and is banned from consuming alcohol.

Police called at his home on at the weekend and arrested him because he was under the influence of alcohol.

The court heard claims the defendant struggled with police during the arrest and kicked out at the officers.

Defence solicitor Seamus Quigley said his client denies the charge and claims he only struggled because he was being taken out into the street in ‘something very close to his birthday suit’.

An investigating officer confirmed that when officers arrived White was only wearing a pair of socks.

However, she said police gave him a chance to put his clothes on before leaving the house.

District Judge Barney McElholm released White on bail but warned him if he breached the conditions again he will be remanded in custody.

White will appear in court again on February 4.