A Portadown man who used “unsavoury, sectarian language” was fined £250 last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for disorderly behaviour on December 1 last year.
Thirty-nine-year-old Darryl Parr, Keelmount Mews, Portadown, admitted the offence at a previous court and the case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report.
The court heard that at 12.30am at Woodhouse Street in Portadown police were dealing with another matter when Parr came along and was heard to say: “You f—king, fenian b—ds.” He had to be restrained by police.
A solicitor for Parr said he had been walking through the town when he was assaulted. There was blood on his face.
He added that the defendant believed that a group of people had been responsible and that’s when he made this comment.
District Judge, Mr Peter King, said Parr had 33 previous convictions and on this occasion had used “unsavoury, sectarian language”.