Woman given a ‘final chance’ by the court


A woman who admitted disorderly behaviour has been given a ‘final chance’ by the court.

Sheree Murphy, of Cedar Street, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour on June 30.

The 25-year-old also admitted causing damage to an electronic tag on September 13.

Derry Magistrates Court heard police were called to a disturbance in the city centre.

They had reason to arrest a man and Murphy intervened.

The 25-year-old was shouting loudly at the officers, stepped forward and began to struggle with them.

Defence solicitor Seamus Quigley said the 25-year-old has been struggling with alcohol addiction but is attempting to get help.

Suspending a six month jail term for three years, District Judge Barney McElholm said ‘this is your absolute final chance. If I see your face in here again you are going to prison for a long time’.

The judge also ordered Murphy to pay £200 compensation.