Foul-mouthed abuse in public

Court news
Court news

A 21-year-old man who used “foul-mouthed abuse” in a public area in Portadown was put on probation last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

Phillip Michael Wilson of Church Street admitted disorderly behaviour on August 25.

He was put on probation for 18 months with the condition that he attends the alcohol treatment programme.

The court heard police went to Meadow Lane about 5.30pm to deal with an intoxicated male. Wilson began shouting and swearing and there were members of the public in the area.

District Judge, Mr Desmond Perry, said this was “foul-mouthed abuse”.

A defence barrister said if he had shown a shade of diplomacy he would not have been in court. He added that every single entry on his record was due to alcohol but he was now living with his parents while before he had been living independently.

Mr Perry said, having looked at the pre-sentence report, Wilson realised he need to get some help.

He added that people shopping and with children did not need to listen to this sort of behaviour from a drunken man.