Man convicted in his absence for disorderly behaviour


An arrest warrant was issued for the arrest of a 19-year-old man who failed to appear to answer his bail last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

And at the same court Niall Byrne, no fixed abode, was convicted in his absence of a disorderly behaviour offence. For this he was fined £150.

The court heard that on March 3 this year at 2.25am in William Street, Lurgan, Byrne was involved in an argument with a female. As police passed him he made a rude gesture with his finger towards them. When spoken to he made a comment about police being murderers.

He also said: “Police get away with murder. I’ll see you in court.”

Byrne is on remand for two criminal damage charges, to a vase and a bedroom door, and common assault on a female on August 21 this year.

As well he faces two criminal charges, to a kitchen door and a kitchen bin, and common assault on the same female on October 2.

He failed to attend last Friday to answer his bail and an arrest warrant was issued.