A MAN with an Annsborough address has been put on Probation for a year for being disorderly and breaking a window at Doc's fish and chip outlet at Main Street in Newcastle.
Oisin Davey (24), of Bellfield, committed offences on the evening of November 17 last year.
A prosecutor said police received a report of a male being assaulted outside the fish and chip shop and damage was caused to Doc's front door.
Police noticed the defendant was "intoxicated" outside the shop.
Downpatrick Magistrates Court heard CCTV and witness statements showed the defendant had "started" an argument with a member of the public and then hit the glass door, with the damage costing over £300.
A defence lawyer said the defendant, a factor worker, hit the window "once", causing it to break.
He said the defendant had a "very limited record" and had "no recollection" of the incident but was "apologetic" when he saw the CCTV.
As well as the Probation, due to the defendant's income, District Judge Amanda Brady ordered him to pay partial compensation of £150 towards the damage.
- Main picture: Doc's in Newcastle. Image: Google Maps.