Shouted abuse at Apprentice Boys parade

A man who shouted at marchers during the annual Apprentice Boys Parade last year has been warned by the District Judge of Londonderry Magistrates Court that if he re-offends he will be sent to jail.

Gerald Patrick Mullan (30), of Crawford Square, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour on August 8 in addition to stealing toiletries from Superdrug on December 21, last year.

Police saw Mullan try to get through a crash barrier to cross the road. He had to be removed and he shouted “why are they marching up my f------ street” in full view of tourists, the bands and members of the public.

He was arrested when he continued to shout towards the marchers.

District Judge Barney McElholm said the disorderly was “disgraceful and sectarian”.

Imposing a suspended sentence for the theft charge, Mr McElholm warned Mullan not to re-offend and deferred sentence for six months. Mullan will appear in court on March 11.