Man damaged front door, Sky TV cable and gas cylinder

Craigavon Court House.
Craigavon Court House.

A restraining order was imposed on a 47-year-old man when he appeared at Craigavon Magistrates Court on Monday, December 22.

Stephen Anthony Mallon, Ardowen, Craigavon, admitted unlawful damage to a front door, a Sky cable and a gas cylinder on January 25 this year.

He was fined £400 and ordered to pay £110 compensation for the damage he caused.

The case had been listed as a contest but Mallon pleaded guilty when three other charges were withdrawn.

The court heard that the defendant and the injured party knew each other.

Earlier in the day the victim had complained to the defendant about having his dog in a pub.

Mallon called at the injured party’s property and removed a gas cylinder from the side of the house. He also took out a Sky cable and damaged the front door.

The injured party and his brother had asked for a restraining order.

Defence said this was a one-off and there had been nothing between the parties since then. There was full compensation in court for the damage.

District Judge, Mrs Bernie Kelly, granted a restraining order against the defendant for two years.