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Portadown man who stole meat worth more than £100 told to return next week ‘sober’ to hear sentence

Craigavon Magistrates Court

A Portadown man who stole over £100 worth of goods over two incidents last October has been told to return next week “sober” to learn his fate.

Not satisfied with sentencing the 33-year-old, the deputy district judge told him: “Come here in a week and come back sober”.

Owen Roe Fay, of Thomas Street, appeared for sentencing on two counts of theft at Craigavon Magistrates’ on Friday.

The particulars outline these relate to £16 worth of clothing from Peacocks on October 17 and £108 worth of meat from The Range on October 26.

However, before the facts of the case were opened Deputy District Judge Chris Holmes stated that he would not deal with the matter today.

He told Fay: “Come here in a week and come back sober”.

Defence barrister Conor Lunny, who appeared via videolink, apologised to the court.

The case was then adjourned until February 5 for sentencing.

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