Man told officer his name was Julie

A pre-sentence report was ordered for a Lurgan man who told police his name was Julie then assaulted a constable.

John Thomas Rainey, 44, of Victoria Street, appeared in Craigavon Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday charged with assault on police, resisting police and possessing a Class B drug, namely cannabis.

Police responded to a noise complaint at a Lurgan address and upon arrival at the house at around 1.45am they observed a number of adults in the living room. They were told to come in and the front door was open.

Officers were met in the hallway by the defendant who was bare-chested. He began to swear and called the police c***s.

He poked a constable in the chest and slapped him on the back of the head.

When cautioned he told police his name was Julie. He continued to be confrontational and aggressive.

Later when interviewed he claimed he couldn’t remember anything that had happened.

He admitted to possession of cannabis which was for personal use.

Court was told Rainey had similar offences on his record.

The district judge ordered a pre-sentence report before making a decision on how to dispose of the case.