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Yob who menaced law firm staff jailed

BY ALAN ERWIN

A law firm's former client has been jailed for going into its offices and threatening to trash them.

Vincent Irvine said he was going to rip out all the computers and smash windows in the premises in Belfast.

In a separate drug-fuelled incident he tore the wing mirrors off a van parked outside a homeless organisation's base in the city.

Irvine (29), of Divis Street, Belfast, was jailed for a total of three months for his offences.

He pleaded guilty to threatening to damage property and attempting criminal damage at the law firm on November 12.

Belfast Magistrates Court was told he claimed to have become angry after going to his former solicitors' seeking money for his rent.

Less than three months earlier he inflicted £200 worth of criminal damage on a Volkswagen Transporter van at the Welcome Organisation's premises on Townsend Street.

Irvine was jailed for three months for the criminal damage.

Judge Fiona Bagnall imposed a concurrent two-month term for his offences at the offices.

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