Disorderly Portadown man warned that he faces jail


A Portadown man received a suspended prison sentence last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court after a community service order was revoked.

Patrick Wilson, Churchill Park, Portadown, had received 180 hours community service when he was convicted of disorderly behaviour on December 6, 2013. But he breached this by failing to tell the probation service of a change of address.

The court heard there were 152 hours outstanding from the order.

A solicitor for Wilson said he had been living in Lurgan while on bail on another matter before moving back to Portadown. He had a substantial record.

Imposing a sentence of four months in custody, suspended for 12 months, Deputy District Judge, Mr Neil Rafferty, said Wilson would go to prison if he continued to behave in this way.

“This is your last chance,” he told the defendant.