Court hears Non-Molestation Order was ‘last straw’ for man

Ballymena Court

RECEIVING a Non-Molestation Order was the “last straw” for a Ballymena man and he became disorderly, his defence solicitor told the town’s Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Colin Speirs (30), of Kintyre Park, admitted being disorderly at Kintyre Park, on March 20 this year.

The court heard he shouted abuse at police and when asked to calm down he adopted a fighting stance and was clenching his fists.

A police officer had to draw a baton “to protect himself,” a prosecutor said.

Defence solicitor Stewart Ballentine said the defendant had been going through a “very difficult time” and when he received the Non-Molestation Order it was the “last straw” but he wished to apologise.

The defendant was fined £200.

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