Antrim town man spat and urinated in police vehicle after being arrested in connection with supermarket knife incident

Antrim town man spat and urinated in police vehicle after being arrested in connection with supermarket knife incident

A MAN who held a large steak knife to the throat of a supermarket manager during an armed robbery then spat in and urinated in a police vehicle when arrested.

Details emerged at Antrim Magistrates Court,sitting in Ballymena, regarding Joseph Patrick McDonnell (26), of Suffolk Square in Antrim town.

The court on February 8 heard that on February 7 at Antrim Crown Court, the defendant was given a six and a half year sentence for the robbery.

Charges connected to the case had been split.

He then appeared via video link from prison at the Magistrates Court on February 8 which heard he also headbutted the window of the police vehicle when arrested.

The defendant admitted charges of criminal damage and attempted criminal damage to a police vehicle and possession of cannabis in relation to December 4 last year.

The court heard it cost £88 to clean the police vehicle.

For the Magistrates Court matters the defendant was given a three months jail sentence to be served concurrently with the robbery sentence.