Man jailed for five months

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A 26 year old man was jailed for five months last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates 
Court for a break-in at Lurgan Hospital.

Christopher Anthony Hughes, Victoria Street, 
Lurgan, admitted entering a building at the hospital on May 14 this year with intent to steal.

Hughes, who appeared by way of videolink from 
Maghaberry prison, was given a five month prison sentence and ordered to pay a £25 offender’s levy.

The court heard that at 7.43pm police received a report of two people in the canteen area of Lurgan 
Hospital.

They had locked themselves into a room. 
Latex gloves were found at the scene and there was 
damage to a door.

Mr Conor Downey, representing the defendant, said it was a Sunday and 
Hughes and the other person had been drinking heavily.

District Judge, Mr Peter King, said Hughes had 15 previous convictions on his record including one robbery, two thefts and matters of 
dishonesty but his offending had tailed off recently.

The other person who was involved appeared by 
way of videolink from the 
Juvenile Justice Centre and will be sentenced in the 
juvenile court.