Man found squatting over fresh excrement in Limavady

Limavady Courthouse
Limavady Courthouse

A man found squatting over fresh excrement in an alleyway in Limavady accepts his behaviour was “outrageous”, a court has been told.

Thomas Eoighan Brolly, of Coolessan Walk, appeared at Limavady Magistrate’s court on Wednesday for the offence of indecent behaviour.

The court heard on June 24 at 1.20am, police were on patrol on Market Street in the town when they saw the defendant run down an alleyway and into Central Car Park.

Police were unable to locate the male initially, but were later told the same man had been seen at another location.

Police subsequently located Brolly by a wheelie bin, squatting over fresh excrement with his jeans around his ankles, the court heard.

Defence solicitor, Paddy McGurk, said Brolly accepted his behaviour was “outrageous and completely unacceptable”.

Mr. McGurk said regarding the circumstances, “as appalling as they were”, what happened was not in full view of the public.

“At least there was a certain amount of discretion involved,” said Mr. McGurk.

Deputy District Judge Oonagh Mullan noted that Brolly was last before the court on May 25 for offences in January.

“It is of concern to me that on June 24 you commit further offences,” said Deputy District Judge Mullan. “There are other Crown Court matters pending.”

Deferring sentencing for six months, Deputy District Judge Mullan said if Brolly stayed out of trouble, and there was nothing new, she would take a lenient view.

“This is your opportunity. You need to keep yourself out of trouble,” said Deputy District Judge Mullan.

Brolly is due back in court on March 1, 2017.