Man ‘banged head against wall’ Magherafelt Court told

Magherafelt Courthouse.
Magherafelt Courthouse.

A MAN who banged his head against a door and bedroom wall after being told there was no more alcohol, appeared at Magherafelt Magistrates Court.

Aaron Heaney (23), formerly of Leckagh Walk, Magherafelt, but now living in Kilkeel, admitted damaging property belonging to the Housing Executive and disorderly behaviour at Leckagh estate on July 11.

A prosecuting lawyer explained that Heaney had been drinking for quite sometime with friends when he was told by his partner that there was no more alcohol.

She claimed Heaney went into a bedroom where he banged his head against the door and wall causing it to bleed.

Continuing the prosecutor said Heaney, with blood pouring from his face, left the house wearing a football shirt and boxer shorts and shouted at two females. He was later arrested by police.

Defence solicitor Stephen Atherton said Heaney was in the midst of a breakdown brought on by drink and drugs and “running with the wrong crowd.”

Mr Atherton said in mitigation that the defendant had gone to the community addition team, moved away from Magherafelt with his long term partner, and was making a concerted effort to stay out of trouble.

Imposing a Conditional Discharge for 12 months on both charges, District Judge Des Perry told Heaney that his behaviour on this occasion had been appalling.

Mr Perry also ordered to make £81.50 restitution to the Housing Executive.