Banged on door as neighbours ‘watched the entertainment’


When his partner would not let him into the house because he was drunk a 29-year-old man began banging on the door.

Eamon O’Hanlon, Dunbarton Street, Gilford, admitted a charge of disorderly behaviour when he appeared last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court. He was fined £250 and bound over in the sum of £500 for two years to keep the peace.

The court heard that shortly before tea-time police received a 999 call from the defendant’s partner. She said O’Hanlon had arrived home intoxicated and was causing a nuisance. She would not let him in because of his high level of intoxication.

He began banging on the back door. He was shouting and swearing and a large number of residents were watching the entertainment. O’Hanlon would not leave and was arrested.

Mr Conor Downey,defending, said O’Hanlon had taken an extreme amount of alcohol and made a complete nuisance of himself. He added the defendant was taken to the police station where he was able to sleep off the alcohol.