Disorderly man had 54 previous convictions

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As he was driving away following a domestic incident a 37-year-old man shouted comments through the car window, Craigavon Court heard last Friday.

Graham Craven of Ashfield Manor, Portadown, was fined £200 for disorderly behaviour.

The court heard that about 2.30pm on August 16 last year police were called to the Brownstown Road where a domestic incident about child care issues was taking place.

Police attempted to diffuse the situation and Craven was warned about his behaviour but he continued to behave badly.

Craven left but as he was driving past he shouted out of the car window at the various parties.

Defence Mr Gabriel Ingram said there was something of a background to the matter and on the day in question Craven’s anger boiled over.

He added that the defendant was aggrieved that his daughter was being used as a pawn by his mother-in-law.

Mr Ingram said Craven would apologise for his behaviour.

District Judge, Mr Peter King, said Craven had 54 previous convictions but there had been a significant break in his offending.

He said Craven should have left when police arrived and not driven back.