Man made false 999 call that his father stabbed him


A Tandragee man who told police his father had stabbed him admitted making a false 999 call when he appeared last Friday at Craigavon Court.

Dean Martin (19) of Market Street was fined £100 for making the call on March 8.

He was also fined £100 for disorderly behaviour.

The court heard that police received a report of a drunken male in Edward Street who claimed his father had assaulted him and stabbed him.

There was a strong smell of intoxicating liquor.

He was being treated by paramedics.

He said he just wanted his alcohol and tobacco back and these items were retrieved from his father’s house.

Martin admitted that the alleged stabbing did not take place and that he made the 999 call.

When he was arrested he became increasingly aggressive and began swearing at police.

After he was told he would be reported he said: “Sweet”.

A defence solicitor said that with alcohol on board Martin had no recollection of what happened.

Deputy District Judge Mr Joe Rice told Martin he was the author if his own misfortune.