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PSNI officers attacked in Derry while giving first aid

Police officers had to use their batons to restrain a 42-year-old man who attacked them as they were giving first aid to a man lying on a footpath in the Galliagh area of the Londonderry, the Magistrates Court in the city has been told.

Michael McGinley, from Fern Park in the city, pleaded guilty to committing two offences of assaulting police officers and guilty to one offence of disorderly behaviour on October 9.

A prosecution solicitor told the court McGinley was one of a group of seven men who approached the police officers who were tending to the casualty.

The accused came out of the group and starting swinging his fists at the two police officers.

McGinley, who was drunk at the time, was given a four-month jail sentence, suspended for three years, and ordered to pay £200 compensation to the two police officers.

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