Man tried to scale perimeter fence of police station asking to be arrested and had his wish granted

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A DRUNK Portrush man who tried to scale the perimeter fence at Coleraine police station in the early hours of the morning and asked to be arrested had his wish granted when he spent the night in the cells, a court has heard.

Christopher McCrory, (31), of Glendun Close, appeared before Coleraine Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to using disorderly behaviour during an incident on June 19 this year.

The court was told how officers had been tasked at 3.55am following reports that a man was attempting to gain entry to the Lodge Road station.

McCrory was shouting loudly and refused to calm down. He became angry and said he wanted to be arrested.

McCrory was detained and taken to the custody suite before going to the Causeway Hospital where he continued to cause a commotion.

In McCrory’s defence, the court heard that he had been “highly intoxicated” and thought a money warrant had been executed.

Despite being told there was no warrant and asked to leave, McCrory had refused to go.

His legal representative added that McCrory’s wish had been granted when he had spent the night in police cells before being released on bail.

District Judge Austin Kennedy said McCrory had “a bad relevant record” and imposed a two-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.

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