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Man seen throwing milk carton at bus shelter after taking ‘a lot of drink’

Defendant loud and aggressive towards officers as they arrested him

A man who threw a milk carton at a bus shelter in Lurgan after “a lot of drink” has been fined £200.

Jordan Lee Hackett, 25, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday, via videolink from Maghaberry.

Court heard that on December 9, of last year, police received reports of males being spotted on CCTV at around 5am kicking bins towards cars in Lurgan town centre.

Officers spoke to the men, taking their details, with one of the individuals identified as the defendant.

The men were asked by police to move along and return home.

However, shortly before 6am Hackett was observed throwing a milk carton at a bus shelter on Market Street, Lurgan.

The defendant was loud and aggressive towards officers as they arrested him.

Court heard Hackett was later released after calming down once he was cautioned for the offence.

Defence Peter Murphy stated: “Mr Hackett accepts that he threw the milk carton; a lot of drink was taken, and he was warned to go home a number of times.”

He added: “He did not heed police instructions and it is all his fault that he is before the court after the opportunities he was given.”

District Judge Bernie Kelly said that given the early plea and that the defendant had not committed a public order offence in some time she would deal with it through a fine.

Hackett was ordered to pay a fine of £200, along with the offender’s levy of £15.

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