Man swore at police and gave the ‘fingers’

A DEFENCE lawyer for a man who swore at police and gave the “fingers” claimed the incident started when the defendant and a friend were verbally abused by people on a balcony in Portrush.

Shaun Dunlop (49), of Ramore Street in the town, admitted being disorderly at Kerr Street in the early hours of July 18 this year.

A prosecutor told Coleraine Magistrates Court that police saw the defendant was unsteady on his feet.

He was shouting at people and told police to “f*ck off” and gave the “fingers”.

A defence solicitor said the defendant and a friend were “verbally abused by people from a balcony” and individuals had come down and chased the other person who was assaulted but that had not been detected by police.

Dunlop, who had 14 previous convictions, was fined £200 for being disorderly.

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