18 Aug 2022

Derry man convicted of being disorderly in Foyle Street after he was seen climbing railings on the Craigavon Bridge

A local man who was disorderly in Foyle Street after he was seen climbing railings on the Craigavon Bridge has been given a suspended sentence at Derry Magistrate's Court sitting in Omagh. Mark Sheridan (32) of Foyle Road admitted the charge which occurred on August 6. The court was told that around 3 pm police attended Foyle St. Car park after reports of a man climbing the railings at the bridge. They came across Sheridan who was highly intoxicated and whose partner was also there began shouting at police. Sheridan refused to co-operate and it was realised he was in breach of pre-charge bail that he was not to be intoxicated in public or to be in the company of his partner. Sheridan agreed to go to Foyle Haven but then refused to go in without his partner. He began shouting and was eventually arrested for disorderly behaviour. Defence barrister Eoghain Devlin said there was not a lot that could be said. He said Sheridan had a problem with alcohol but there had been no violence used. District Judge Barney McElholm sentenced Sheridan to two months in prison suspended for 12 months.

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