Coalisland woman assaulted police officer during domestic incident

Arrest made
Arrest made

A Coalisland woman who assaulted a police officer while they attended an incident at her home has been fined by East Tyrone Magistrates Court.

Helen McDonagh, of Innishmore Gardens, Coalisland was charged with assault on police following an incident on November 19 last.

A Court was told of how police were called to attend a domestic disturbance at Innishmore, on approaching the address the defendant shouted at police to move out of her way, and continued to shout ‘move, my house’.

She continued to be aggressive and tried to make her way into the house, constantly shouting at officers to ‘move, when officers refused she pushed one of them on the chest, and had to be restrained, and again went at the officer and pushed him.

She was arrested for assaulting an officer and continued to be aggressive towards police. A defence solicitor for Mrs McDonagh told the court she was trying to get into the house to make sure her son, who had called the police and her husband didn’t get into trouble. Deputy District Judge McCrisken fined Mrs McDonagh £65, and ordered her to pay £150 compensation to the officer.