A 30-year-old man pleaded guilty to one count of assault on police and one count of intoxication at Fermanagh Magistrates Court this week.

Darren Abraham, with an address of Chanterhill Enniskillen, was sentenced to 150 hours of community service.

It was revealed to the court that on June 22, 2019 police attended a property in the Sligo Road area of Enniskillen where they observed the defendant having difficulty in keeping his balance.

The court heard that the defendant had been trying to get into the property and also the car at the property.

According to the prosecution the defendant failed to assist police and in the course of his arrest headbutted an officer who developed a “soreness to his forehead”.

Defending Barrister, Ciaran Roddy, said that Abraham was the “architect of his own downfall”.

“He is a 30-year-old man who had gone through his life never appearing in court before this incident,” Mr. Roddy stated.

He said that the incident was “nasty in its nature” and that his client would no doubt benefit from community service.

District Judge Steven Keown agreed and stated that he was taking into consideration that there were no previous convictions against the defendant.

“If this happens again the court will deal with you very differently,” Mr. Keown told Abraham.

The judge fined the defendant £100 and sentenced him to 150 hours of community service.