Man was shouting obscenities at the railway station

The new entrance to Portadown Railway Station. INPT28-104gc
The new entrance to Portadown Railway Station. INPT28-104gc

While young families were in the area of Portadown Railway Station a 24-year-old man started shouting obscenities, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Wednesday.

Mark Daniel Ward, Drumellan Gardens, Craigavon, admitted disorderly behaviour on July 3 this year.

Craigavon Courthouse.

Craigavon Courthouse.

The court heard that at 8.40pm police were called to Portadown railway station where people were causing a disturbance.

They saw the defendant, who was unsteady on his feet, shouting loudly and swearing while a female with him was also shouting loudly.

Ward was saying ‘f—k off’ and other obscenities while young families were walking past.

A solicitor representing Ward said he had been in custody for a couple of weeks before he got bail and this had ‘wised him up slightly’.

District Judge, Mr Mervyn Bates, said that because there were young children and others there when Ward used the foul language he was going to get a pre-sentence report.

The District Judge adjourned the case until September 2.