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Armagh woman who called police ‘UVF b******s’ must await sentence

Police, attending her home over concerns for her safety, found her in an emotional and intoxicated state with a bottle of vodka by her side.

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An Armagh woman, who called officers who attended her home over concerns for her safety “UVF b******s” must wait until the Newy Year to learn her fate.

The 53-year-old’s barrister told court that much of his client’s record had relevant similar offending.

Florence Margaret Agnew, of Drumarg Park, was convicted of assault on police, disorderly behaviour and resisting police in her absence at the city’s Magistrates’, sitting at Newry, on Tuesday.

Proving the case, prosecution outlined that on August 13, at 1.50am, police attended the home of the defendant over concerns for her safety.

Upon arrival, officers noted that Agnew appeared in an emotional and intoxicated state, with a bottle of vodka observed by her side.

At first she expressed her desire to be taken to hospital but later she became abusive, stating she wanted police and ambulance staff to leave .

However, as police got into their vehicle to leave the scene Agnew blocked their path.

One officer got out to speak with the defendant but as they approached she lunged at them and was subsequently arrested.

During her arrest, Agnew shouted and swore at police calling them “UVF b******s”.

Defence barrister Conor Coulter stated that much of his client’s record had relevant similar offending.

District Judge Bernie Kelly adjourned sentencing in the case until January 11 for the preparation of a presentence report.

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