Man threw a china cup and shouted abuse

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While stealing a bottle of vodka from Lidl in Lurgan a 24 year old man shouted abuse and threw a china cup against a shelf, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Friday.

Reuben John Glen, Avenue Road, Lurgan, appeared in court by way of videolink from Maghaberry prison.

For criminal damage to a china cup and a packaging shelf on September 29 he was sentenced to six months in prison.

He received concurrent four month terms for the theft of a bottle of vodka,
 valued at £11.99, and disorderly behaviour.

The prison sentences were suspended for two years.

Glen was also put on probation for 12 months for breach of a non molestation order on September 23.

The court heard that a 6.50pm Glen stole a bottle of vodka from Lidl and he also threw the cup and was 
shouting abuse.

He breached a non molestation order by sending two text messages to the injured party.

Mr Gabriel Ingram, representing the defendant, said Glen was drunk at the time and couldn’t 
remember throwing the 
cup.

District Judge, Mr Desmond Perry, asked if alcohol was the problem.

Mr Ingram said it was 
alcohol and drugs.

Judge Perry said released from prison on September 15 on time served and that a probation report was not very positive.

Mr Ingram said that there was a pattern where Glen serves a period of custody and when he gets out with every will in the world not to re-offend but he slips back into offending.

Judge Perry said he would give the defendant a 
chance but ‘if he blows it’ he would leave the court with no choice.