Shouted obscenities at police officers


A Lurgan man who shouted obscenities at police was given 80 hours community service last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

Craig William Andrew Chapman (24), Princeton Drive, Lurgan, admitted a charge of disorderly behaviour on June 28 last year.

The case had been adjourned from a previous court to see if Chapman was suitable for community service.

A public prosecutor said that at 12.50am police were attending to a serious incident in Queen Street, Lurgan.

They were making an arrest when a group of males came past. One of them, the defendant, shouted obscenities at police and continued to be abusive even after he was warned about his behaviour.

Mr Richard Monteith, representing the defendant, said the offence was at the lower end of the scale and Chapman was available for community service.