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Man admits disorderly behaviour in health centre

By Eamonn MAacDermott

A judge at Londonderry Magistrates Court said he will be "amazed" if a local man manages to stay out of trouble for the next three weeks.

District Judge Barney McElholm made his remarks while dealing with Patrick Farren (58) of Stoneburn Place in Derry who admitted being disorderly in a health centre.

The court was told that on February 13 police were called to the health centre where Farren refused to leave. He shouted "I want my mammy" and "rape" repeatedly. He was warned about his behaviour. He also refused to take a breath test as he is not allowed to be intoxicated in a public place as part of bail conditions.

Defence barrister Catherine Devlin said Farren had pleaded guilty at the first opportunity and asked for the case to be adjourned until March 6 so that other cases can be dealt with.

Releasing Farren, who has over 200 previous convictions, on bail Judge McElholm said he would be "amazed" if he stayed out of trouble. He said Farren was not a danger but a nuisance.

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