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Police drove swearing 18-year-old home to parents from Ederney GAA ground

Published: 15 Oct 2012 09:11

Police left an 18-year-old part-time barman home to his parents after he called them "w--kers".

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Stephen Maguire, of Manger Road, Moneedogue, Belleek, admitted being disorderly at a GAA ground in the early hours of the morning and was fined £200.

A prosecutor told Fermanagh Court that at 12.45am on Monday, July 30, police were at the GAA ground in Ederney and had to speak to Maguire for attempting to interfere with their radio. He called them: "PSNI w--kers."

The officers escorted him to the police car and left him home to his parents.

Defence barrister, Miss Heather Philips, said Maguire had consumed excess alcohol. He accepted he used an "unsavoury phrase" and was very regretful. It was only verbal abuse and no violence was involved.

District Judge Mervyn Bates told Maguire his behaviour was unwarranted and that he now has a conviction for public order and driving offences.

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