Four month jail sentence imposed

Court image
Court image

A man arrested just hours after being released from custody, was given a four month suspended sentence at Londonderry Magistrates Court, on a disorderly charge.

Patrick James Farren (52), of Stoneburn Place, pleaded guilty to the offence which occurred on May 30.

He had over 180 previous convictions and appeared at a special sitting of the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday morning.

When released went to a nearby pub where 
he caused a 
disturbance.

He was lying on the ground and was verbally abusive.

Defence solicitor Eugene Burns said Farren left court and went for a fry. He washed it down with a pint and that was the last thing he remembered.

Suspending a four month sentence for three years, District Judge Peter King said: “If you are in front of me tomorrow having washed down your lunch with a pint you will go to prison”.