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.