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Court hears Derry man kicked the door of his mother's house in after going to visit her for Christmas
24 Sept 2018
A man who wanted to see his mother for Christmas ended up kicking her door in, Derry Magistrate's Court heard today. Stephen McColgan (26) of Crawford Square in Derry admitted one charge of criminal damage to the door on December 19 last year. The court heard police attended an address in relation to a report of criminal damage. The reporting party said McColgan had been banging on the door of his mother's home and when told he wasn't getting in he kicked it 'about 20 times' causing the door to burst open. A prosecution solicitor said that CCTV showed McColgan kicking the door 'but certainly not 20 times'. At interview the defendant said he thought he heard his mother shouting for help and that was why he kicked the door in. Defence solicitor Roma McGeady said that there was 'an ongoing history' between McColgan and his mother. She said he did think he heard her shouting for help but did not realise it was because of him. McColgan was given a conditional discharge.
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