Abusive to police after urinating at electricity box

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When police approached him about urinating in a Lurgan street a 27-year-old man became abusive towards them.

Damien Arthur McCaughley, whose address was given to the court as William Street, Lurgan, admitted indecent behaviour and assaulting a constable on March 11 this 
year.

Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Wednesday that around 12.40am McCaughley was seen by police urinating at an electricity box in Edward Street.

When they approached him he told police to ‘f—k off’ and continued to use abusive language as he attempted to leave.

McCaughley became aggressive and attempted to strike a police officer.

A solicitor representing the defendant said he had developed a bit of an alcohol problem and he was also on medication at the 
time.

He explained McCaughley had been at a local bar with his cousin for a few drinks.

He had lost his cousin, was walking home and 
needed to use the 
toilet.

District Judge, Mr Mervyn Bates, said the defendant’s alcohol problem was becoming concerning and was now causing public difficulties.

Judge Bates decided he was going to get a pre-sentence report on the 
defendant and therefore adjourned the case until May 13 so that it can be 
prepared.