'Nuisance' Portstewart drunk (52) avoids jail
A man has been told by a judge "by all means enjoy the bright lights of Portrush, but don't be a drunken nuisance".
District Judge Peter King was speaking to Terence Oliver Corr (52), of Harbour Road in Portstewart, at Coleraine Magistrates Court yesterday.
The defendant admitted being disorderly at Main Street in Portrush in the early hours of October 6. A prosecutor said that at 12.20am on the date in question police were flagged down by door staff at a bar who said Corr had been ejected because he had been causing a nuisance and being verbally abusive.
The defendant then told police: "F*** off, I don't want to go home", and when he continued to shout and was verbally abusive to officers, he was arrested.
Defence barrister Francis Rafferty said the defendant had "rendered himself a nuisance to all concerned".
Corr was given a two-month jail term, suspended for 18 months.