Extremely intoxicated Richhill man is not sent back to prison

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A drunken Richhill man who fought with people in Dromore also damaged the wing mirror of a car, a local court heard last Thursday.

Conor Henry Lennon (30), Village Mews, who appeared at Banbridge Magistrates Court, admitted disorderly behaviour, unlawful damage to a car and assaulting a male on November 14 last year.

He was given a combination order of 18 months probation and 100 hours community service.

The court heard that at 9.30pm police received a call about a drunken male fighting with local people in Market Square, Dromore.

He also damaged a car by knocking a wing mirror off and said: “F—k off you Protestant b—d.”

Lennon was extremely intoxicated and when interviewed by police he said he had no memory of what happened.

A defence barrister said he was in custody from March, serving a sentence, and his release date was August 24.

District Judge, Mr Paul Copeland, said it was clear from a pre-sentence report not much could be gained by sending Lennon to prison.