Ireland's Eye: What's going on in the old sod this week
A look at news from around Ireland
The prosecution explained that police "had a reasonably good idea as to who it might have been."
It was pointed out in court that Shannon had an "extremely extensive criminal record" for matters involving indecent exposure and occasions of indecent assault. The first entry in his record dates back to 1985, and the last entry related to two counts of indecent exposure on June 25, 2006.
Shannon's defense said he had been interviewed by police on two occasions and submitted a prepared statement in which he "fully admitted his guilt and apologized for his actions."
The defense solicitor continued, "This was a spontaneous offence, without planning. He was never in any close proximity to the injured party and never made any movement towards her. He does desire to seek help to reduce his risk of further offending."
Judge Corinne Philpott described it as a "disgusting offense."
- Ballymoney Chronicle
A man who gave police the wrong name after “taking a dump” outside a shopping centre has been fined.
Robert Browne, of Hollymount Park, pleaded guilty to obstructing police on May 25, 2010.
Derry Magistrates Court heard police were called to the Orchard Street entrance of Foyleside Shopping Center because a man had defecated outside it.
Police stopped the 24-year-old on the Craigavon Bridge and he said, “Sorry for the inconvenience. I did a dump outside Foyleside.” Browne then gave his brother’s name to police.
Defense solicitor Seamus Quigley said his client is “entirely embarrassed by what he did and that’s why he gave a false name.”
Fining Browne £150, District Judge Barney McElholm said there was “no defense for what he did.”
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