A man discovered shouting “Up the f****** ‘Ra” on a Belfast street after stealing belongings from his aunt’s home has been handed a five-month prison sentence.
John James Stokes admitted the theft of a tablet computer, mobile phone and bank card from the property.
Belfast Magistrates’ Court heard the 26-year-old, of Balfour Avenue in the city, carried out the offences on October 31 last year.
Prosecutors said he had invited friends to his aunt’s house, where he was staying at the time, and left the following day.
She went downstairs to find rubbish and alcohol strewn around the living room. Some items were missing, including a Samsung work tablet.
When spotted by police later that day on University Avenue, Stokes was unsteady on his feet and carrying a tablet device.
“He was shouting and swearing, (saying) ‘Up the f****** ‘Ra’ and ‘Up the f****** rebels’," a Crown lawyer told the court.
Stokes was arrested on suspicion of theft and disorderly behaviour.
Defence barrister Craig Patton indicated his client is currently serving a sentence for unrelated matters.
Imposing a total of five months custody, Deputy District Judge Liam McStay confirmed he was dealing with both the theft and disorderly behaviour offences.