Belfast man fined for urinating outside church while Sunday service was on
Published 17/07/2014 | 16:04
A man was fined £100 today for urinating outside a church while a service was underway.
Belfast Magistrates' Court heard Kevin McFall was arrested after ignoring police instructions to stop what he was doing.
The 21-year-old, of Moyard Parade in the city, was due to contest a charge of indecent behaviour.
But he instead pleaded guilty to having committed the offence on Sunday, May 4 this year.
A second charge of possessing an offensive weapon in public, namely rocks, was withdrawn.
A prosecution lawyer said McFall was seen urinating against a fence outside All Saints Church on Westminster Street in south Belfast.
"Police told him to stop as there was a church service ongoing," she added.
He was detained at the scene when he continued, the court heard.
A defence solicitor confirmed McFall is currently serving a prison sentence for another undisclosed offence.
He is not due to be released until early next year.
After hearing details of the indecent behaviour District Judge Fiona Bagnall imposed a £100 fine.