Shouted and swore when he was told to go home

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When police saw two men squaring up to each other in Gilford they told them to go home but one of them refused and continued to shout and swear.

Eamon O’Hanlon (31), High Street, Gilford, admitted disorderly behaviour on October 19 this year and was sentenced last week at Banbridge Court.

The case had been adjourned from a previous court for a pre-sentence report.

A prosecutor said that at approximately 1.30am in High Street, Gilford, police saw two men squaring up to each other.

They were told to leave the area but O’Hanlon refused and continued to shout and swear while being aggressive towards police.

He was arrested for disorderly behaviour.

A barrister representing O’Hanlon said the report showed he had fairly difficult upbringing and was using alcohol as a coping mechanism.

The barrister said O’Hanlon was no longer in employment and drank through boredom so community service may provide some structure to his life. He had a substantial record.

District Judge Amanda Brady imposed 100 hours community service.