Police received several reports of male with knife threatening members of public at Larne Train Station

Police received several reports of male with knife threatening members of public at Larne Train Station

POLICE received several reports of a male with a knife threatening members of the public in the vicinity of Larne Train Station, a court heard on Tuesday.

Details emerged as Malachy McCann, of Churchill Park in Portadown, appeared via video link from prison on his 23rd birthday.

A prosecutor told Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena, that at 10.30pm on June 2 this year following the reports from Larne Train Station police located a male matching the description a short distance away in the "middle" of the Harbour Highway A8 in Larne.

The defendant was intoxicated and was shouting and swearing.

During a search no weapons were located and McCann was arrested for disorderly behaviour.

The defendant appeared at court via a video link from prison and pleaded guilty to a charge of being disorderly at the A8.

A defence barrister said the defendant had ongoing issues with drugs and alcohol.

On the date of the offence, McCann had been released on bail to a hostel in Larne.

The defence lawyer said the defendant was assaulted in Larne that day.

McCann was jailed for three months.

  • Pictured: Larne Train Station. Image: Google Maps.