A Portadown man who was abusive towards police and refused to tell them his name and address was given community service last Wednesday at Craigavon Court.
William Errol Lennon (30) of North Street admitted disorderly behaviour and resisting police on November 11. He was given 120 hours’ community service.
The court heard that in Woodhouse Street police received a report about men acting suspiciously.
They spoke to the defendant in Obins Street. He had alcohol on his breath and told them, “None of your f-king business.”
Lennon refused to provide his name and address and continued to shout. He began to push against police and handcuffs had to be applied.
His solicitor said he had a limited record. He suffered from depression and should not have been drinking while on medication.
District Judge, Mr Mervyn Bates, said Lennon had one previous matter in 2011 which had been dealt with by community service.
He added that alcohol had a part to play and he felt community service was the correct disposal.