Downpatrick man is charged with being disorderly

Downpatrick man is charged with being disorderly

A DOWNPATRICK man is accused of being disorderly at Struell Close in the town and causing criminal damage to two vehicles.

Rory Glennon (24), of Stream Street, is also alleged to have assaulted a police officer and resisted another officer in the execution of her duty.

He also allegedly attempted to cause criminal damage to a police car on May 11 this year.

The defendant appeared via video link from Belfast at Newtownards Magistrates' Court.

A PSNI officer said the defendant had been intoxicated and had sworn at police.

It was alleged Glennon spat at a police officer, hitting him in the face.

A defence lawyer said the defendant accepted he should not be drinking.

The lawyer said Glennon had "fallen off his bicycle" and "busted his whole face open".

He added: "Things have been slightly chaotic for the last couple of days".

The police officer said the defendant had a large number of convictions including multiple assaults on police and criminal damage.

District Judge Amanda Brady said she believed the defendant was in a "spiral".

She refused bail because of a risk of re-offending and the case was adjourned to May 26 at Downpatrick Magistrates' Court.