Judge says solicitor should perhaps be on defendant’s Christmas Card list

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A JUDGE told a defendant her solicitor Fergus McIntosh should perhaps be on her Christmas Card list this year.

District Judge Peter King was speaking at Coleraine Magistrates Court to Natasha Murray who had charges withdrawn for a caution after Mr McIntosh had previously asked if prosecutors could deal with the case by ‘diversionary means’.

She had been charged with being disorderly in the Diamond area of Portstewart; resisting a police officer in the execution of his duty and possessing the Class A drug Ecstasy on May 26 this year.

When the charges were withdrawn against the defendant – aged 18 and with an address listed as Coleraine Road in Portstewart – Judge King told her: “I think you owe Mr McIntosh a Christmas Card this year”.

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