Shantallow police abuser fined £100

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A 20-year-old, Dean Bradley, of Altcar Park, who admitted being abusive to police, has been fined £100.

He pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour in Shantallow on February 13.

Londonderry Magistrate’s Court heard police were conducting a house search in Carrabane Walk.

A large group of people gathered in the area and Bradley became agitated at the police presence.

He began shouting loudly and called the officers ‘f****** w******’. The 20-year-old then ran off shouting at the officers ‘f*** you’.

Defence solicitor Seamus Quigley said it was ‘stupid behaviour’ but nothing ‘particularly offensive’ was said by Bradley.

He said the 20-year-old knows he has to ‘moderate his behaviour’.

Fining Bradley, Deputy District Judge Sean O’Hare said ‘this behaviour is unruly. There is no excuse for it and I don’t know what happened to make you think you had the right to speak to police like this’.