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Man jailed for assaulting officers

A 30-year-old man who admitted charges of assaulting two police officers, resisting arrest and disorderly behaviour outside his home at the scene of a police investigation in Ballykelly in the early hours of yesterday morning has been jailed for four months.

Londonderry District Judge Barney McElholm was told that Glenn Connor, from Shackleton Crescent, was verbally abusive to police officers accompanying a serious crime scene detective at the scene of a nearby incident.

Connor, released from jail on December 2 for similar offences, jumped in front of the detective's car. The driver swerved to avoid colliding with Connor. As he did so Connor jumped into the car's passenger seat.

The court was told that Connor admitted spitting at and attempting to bite officers after his arrest and that he'd earlier ignored several police requests to walk away and go home.

His solicitor John Fahy said Connor later apologised to the police after he'd sobered up.

"He told me this morning: 'If I have drink in me I am a d***head'," Mr Fahy said.

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