Assaulted police officer

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After he was found rolling around on the ground fighting with another person an 18-year-old man was abusive to police who arrived on the scene

Adam Graham, Kiln Lodge, Lurgan, admitted disorderly behaviour, assaulting a police officer and obstructing a police officer on August 7 this year.

Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Wednesday that police received a report of two males rolling around on the ground, fighting in William Street, Lurgan.

When they arrived members of the public were restraining the two males.

Police asked Graham his name and he said ‘f—k off’ and pushed an officer with both hands. Limb restraints had to be used and when he was asked for his name said ‘f—k off’.

A barrister representing the defendant said he would apologise for his behaviour and he had been ‘drunk and stupid’.

District Judge, Mr Mervyn Bates, said a community service order seem appropriate and adjourned the case for a short sentence report to see if the defendant was suitable.