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Drunk thug abused cop, court is told

By George Jackson

Published 03/05/2016

A 21-year-old who shouted at a policeman
A 21-year-old who shouted at a policeman "I will spit on your mother's grave" as the officer tried to calm him down in Causeway Hospital's A&E department has been remanded in custody

A 21-year-old who shouted at a policeman "I will spit on your mother's grave" as the officer tried to calm him down in Causeway Hospital's A&E department has been remanded in custody.

Jordan Hazlett appeared before a special sitting of the Magistrates Court in Londonderry yesterday.

Hazlett, from Distillery Mews in Coleraine, was taken to the hospital by police on Saturday night after he was assaulted at a family party in Limavady.

Hazlett was at the party to celebrate the birth of his sister's son. Following the assault a member of his family called the police. The court was told that in the hospital Hazlett shouted in front of medical staff and other patients.

As well as telling the officer he would "spit on your mother's grave", he refused several requests to moderate his behaviour, the court heard. He was Breathalysed by police and found to have over three times the alcohol limit for driving in his blood.

Hazlett had been banned from consuming alcohol as part of other court-imposed bail conditions.

A prosecution solicitor said Hazlett was due in court later this week for an appeal against a three-month jail sentence imposed on him last month after he admitted racially abusing a Pakistani woman.

Bail was refused and Hazlett was remanded in custody until Friday.

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