A man has been convicted of assaulting two police officers and disorderly behaviour following an incident in Lisnaskea in May.

On May 22, police were responding to a panic alarm being activated, and they attended a property in Trasna Way in the town, Enniskillen Magistrates Court heard on Monday.

After speaking to a person at one address, police went to another property looking for Richard Aidan Slattery (34), of Trasna Way, Lisnaskea.

Initially, there was no answer at the door, but police remained in the area and saw lights go on in the house and Slattery stand by a window.

They spoke to Slattery and told him he was under arrest, after which he became violent, assaulting an officer by attempting to gouge their eyes, the court heard.

He was restrained due to his level of aggression and violence and warned about using abusive language in a public place.

At one stage Slattery flung his head back, causing one officer to fall to the ground.

His solicitor, Michael Fahy, asked the court to give Slattery credit for dealing with the matter at the earliest available opportunity.

He said Slattery was a regular court attendee and over the past number of years the court has imposed prison sentences concerning other matters.

Mr. Fahy pointed out Slattery had been involved with a female, who he said was also well known to the court, who made the report to the police.

He said Slattery believed he had done nothing wrong and his frustration was borne from this and he was the "author of his own misfortune".

Mr. Fahy pointed out that if Slattery had gone willingly with the police, there would have been no charges brought against him.

But, he added, Slattery did not do so, and he "fell down" due to his behaviour to the police.

District Judge Steven Keown gave Slattery credit for his guilty plea but this was weighted against his criminal record and the facts of the case.

Slattery received five months in prison for the charges.