Sang sectarian songs
A man who sang sectarian songs in a police car after they offered him a lift home has been told '˜next time sing '˜Will Griggs is on fire' and he might not get into as much trouble'.
District Judge Barney McElholm made the suggestion as he fined Darren Samuel Holmes £300.
Holmes, of Templetown Park, Maydown, pleaded guilty to assaulting and resisting police on April 10.
The court heard that police were called to Foyle Street because a drunk male was acting ‘erratically’ and trying to get into parked cars.
Police offered to give him a lift home for his own safety.
During the journey the 43-year-old’s ‘demeanour changed’ and he began to sing sectarian songs loudly.
The officers asked him to moderate his behaviour and he told them to ‘f*** off’.
He also pushed an officer on the chest.
Holmes told them to ‘f*** away off you f****** pansy’ as he was being arrested.