Men were ‘wrestling’ not fighting, Magherafelt court told

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A SCAFFOLDER spotted fighting on the road with two other men, was fined £165 at Magherafelt Magistrates Court.

Adrian Devlin (22), of Mullaghboy Heights, Magherafelt admitted disorderly behaviour at Garden Street in the town in the early hours of June 2 last.

A PPS lawyer said following a report police attended the scene and saw two males on the road with another male on top of them.

Defence lawyer Stephen Atherton said it wasn’t fighting but wrestling between close friends.

Mr Atherton explained the defendant had earlier been celebrating his birthday.

He claimed that there had been no complaints made to police and the defendant had been walking away from the scene.