Shouted and swore at medics and police

A man who shouted and swore at paramedics and police has been fined at the local magistrates court.

Joseph Anthony McLaughlin, of Phillip Street, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour on December 3.

Derry Magistrate’s Court heard that paramedics were dealing with an incident in the Lenamore Road of the city when the 36-year-old stood in front of the ambulance with his hands on the bonnet.

He refused to move and paramedics called for police assistance.

The court heard that McLaughlin began shouting and swearing at police and the paramedics when he was moved.

Defence solicitor Paddy MacDermott said McLaughlin was very intoxicated and has no recollection of the incident.

He added that his client wished to apologise for his behaviour.

District Judge Peter King fined McLaughlin £350 and imposed an offender levy of £15.