Magherafelt man shouted ‘RUC/PSNI scum’ at officers

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A young Magherafelt man who called police officers “RUC/PSNI scum” while being put into a police vehicle, was fined £165 at the local Magistrates Court.

Patrick O’Neill (23), Killowen Drive, admitted a charge of disorderly behaviour at Queen Street in Magherafelt on February 25 last year.

A prosecuting lawyer explained the incident began in a hot food takeaway where O’Neill was shouting abuse at staff and customers.

She said police spoke to him and he walked off in the direction of the Diamond, punching the door of a public house as he did so.

The lawyer said police followed and arrested him.