Belfast Telegraph

Mum urged officers to remove son from house

By Eamonn MacDermott

A man whose mother flagged down a police car and asked them to remove him from the house has been jailed.

Stephen Gillen (27), of no fixed abode, admitted three charges of assaulting police and one of disorderly behaviour at the city’s Magistrates Court.

The court heard that on August 5 police attended an incident and while there the defendant's mother flagged them down and said her son was in the house in a highly intoxicated state and she requested the police to remove him.

When police entered the house they found Gillen upstairs and as they led him down he threw himself down the stairs.

He also started shouting abuse at his brother and struggled with police, kicking out at one and trying to headbutt another.

Defence solicitor Paddy Mac Dermott said that Gillen had been drinking vodka and remembered nothing of what had happened.

He said that Gillen's mother wouldn't take him back and so he was homeless.

Gillen was jailed for two months and fined £25.

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