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Sectarian yob who made Jeremy Kyle Show plea is jailed over Belfast City Hall protest

By Alan Erwin

A man who wanted out of prison to take a lie detector test on the Jeremy Kyle Show has been jailed again for shouting sectarian slogans outside Belfast City Hall.

Frederick Boyd received a three-month sentence after being convicted of disorderly behaviour and doing a provocative act while draped in Union flags.

The 22-year-old scaled a pillar at the front of City Hall on January 23 and shouted obscenities at passers-by.

A crowd of up to 60 people heard him shout "No Surrender", "F*** the Pope", "F*** the Falls" and "Up the Shankill", the court heard.

Boyd, with a former address at Mark Street in Newtownards, Co Down, claimed loyalist paramilitaries had put a gun to his head and ordered him to do it.

At a previous hearing over an unconnected incident, his lawyer said Boyd was so desperate to get out of prison he would take a lie detector test on Jeremy Kyle's daytime TV show to prove his innocence.

Boyd was granted bail to appeal against the conviction.

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