Man given community service


A man was given 100 hours community service last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for two public order offences.

Daniel Cairns (19), Ashleigh Crescent, Lurgan, admitted disorderly behaviour and resisting police on April 21 last year.

The court heard that after a contested hearing 
he was convicted of the two offences which happened at West Street in Portadown.

When violence broke out in the area he was seen 
lashing out at people and he had to be restrained on the ground by police.

Also at last Friday’s court Cairns was fined £120 and banned for 12 months for driving with excess alcohol in blood on October 27 last year.

He was fined £75 for not having his lights illuminated on the same date.

The court heard that a white van driven by the defendant was seen driving with no lights on in Lurgan.

It was being driven erratically and when they spoke to Cairns his speech was slurred. A blood test gave a reading of 90 – 
the limit is 80.

A solicitor for the defendant said he would consent to community service.