Man who called a person a ‘police tout’ has been released on bail

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A man who committed assaults and threatened to kill a male he called a “police tout” before later being found by the PSNI hiding in a coal shed has been released on bail.

Colin Brady (24), with an address at Parker Avenue in Portrush, appeared at Coleraine Magistrates Court via video link from Maghaberry Prison.

He previously admitted charges including assaults on a male and female; a threat to kill the male; attempted criminal damage to a front door; criminal damage to a police car; disorderly behaviour and an assault on a police officer.

The offences happened after 3am on June 14 this year.

A prosecutor said that during the incident the defendant was highly intoxicated.

When arrested he was shouting and swearing and spat inside a police vehicle and also deliberately stamped on an officer’s foot.

When interviewed the defendant said he had been drunk during the incidents and could not recall anything.

A police officer told Monday’s court the PSNI were not objecting to the defendant being released on bail ahead of sentencing in September as long as it was to an address outside of Portrush.

Brady was released on £500 bail to an address at Macosquin and he is not to be intoxicated in a public place.

He is to have no contact with people involved in the case and is not to enter Portrush.

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