A disturbance on St. Patrick’s Day has resulted in a suspended sentence for a Lisnaskea woman.

Shannon Foster (21), with an address of Trasna Way, Lisnaskea was arrested by police on Rossorry Church Road, Enniskillen on March 17 after they received reports of a party in Galliagh Park and possible Covid-19 breaches.

At around 6.10pm as police went to investigate the reports, they observed some people on Rossorry Church Road and a male on the ground.

The group were intoxicated and different excuses were being given to police by those present and a male was detained.

The defendant, who appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court via video link from Hydebank Prison, then came running towards police shouting and swearing at the officers.

She was pushed back as she tried to get at the male who had been arrested and fell to the ground and attempts were made to calm her.

Shannon said she would “f**king kill” the male and was subsequently handcuffed as she was out of control but she did manage to get one hand free.

Foster continued shouting at the male: “B**tard, dirty, rotten b**tard.”

Several people were becoming involved in the incident and more police came on the scene with the defendant being arrested.

Foster continued to struggle and was trying to kick out at the officers while she also scratched her face.

Foster’s solicitor, Myles McManus, told the court the male involved was in a relationship with Foster at the time and there was an incident the night before in which she was allegedly assaulted.

He said the next day Foster “lost her temper and behaved in an appalling manner”.

Mr. McManus told the court the defendant had ongoing alcohol and prescription drug addiction issues and asked that the court did not interfere with Foster’s release date of July 13.

Continuing, Mr. McManus said while the case passed the custody threshold the court should consider imposing a sentence that would hang over her head.

District Judge Steven Keown warned Foster of the consequences of breaching a suspended sentence convicting her of disorderly behaviour and resisting police.

Foster received a three-month prison sentence suspended for 18 months.