Belfast Telegraph

Bigot Robert John Logan who threw bottle into crowd spared jail

By Eamonn MacDermott

A man who threw a bottle from the City Walls in Londonderry as people were attending a bonfire has had a three-month jail sentence suspended for two years.

Robert John Logan, of the Fountain estate in Derry, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour in August 15. The incident was prosecuted as a hate crime.

Derry Magistrates Court heard that police were on the walls during the bonfire celebrations as it took place in an interface area.

Officers observed 50-year-old Logan throw a bottle into the crowd. It landed on a grassy area. Logan was restrained and arrested for disorderly behaviour after using abusive language towards police.

The court heard that a police officer sustained an injury to his back as he restrained the defendant.

A defence solicitor said the 50-year-old "does not think it is a hate crime".

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