Belfast Telegraph

'Drama queen' told the police: arrest me


A 'drama queen' entered a Belfast police station and demanded his own arrest, a court heard.

Patrick Brady was given a one-month suspended prison sentence for his abusive outburst at officers.

A judge at Belfast Magistrates Court branded him a public nuisance and warned that a repeat would see him sent to jail.

Brady (26), of Granville Place in the city, pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly behaviour.

He had been in a taxi on September 2 when a dispute occurred over where he wanted to go.

A prosecution lawyer said he got out at Grosvenor Road PSNI station and started swearing and squaring up to police. He insisted: "F****** arrest me."

Friends tried to get him to go home, with one assuring an officer that Brady was a "drama queen", the court heard.

District Judge Amanda Henderson pointed out it was Brady's sixth time before the courts for disorderly behaviour.

Imposing a one-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, she warned: "If he continues along this road he will be going into immediate custody."

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