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Man with bottle of Buckfast stumbled and then shouted and swore

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A MAN clutching a bottle of Buckfast stumbled from behind a parked vehicle at James Street in Coleraine and then began to shout and swear, the town’s Magistrates Court heard.

Peter Freeman (28), of Finvoy Road, Ballymoney, pleaded guilty to being disorderly on January 27 this year and also admitted resisting a police officer in the execution of her duty on the same date.

A prosecutor told the March 16 court that after being warned several times by police about his behaviour the defendant was arrested and he attempted to pull away when handcuffs were being applied.

After being cautioned he replied: “What the f*ck”, the court heard.

A defence barrister said Freeman had downed three bottles of Buckfast on the date in question.

Deputy District Judge Brian Archer said the defendant had nine GCSEs but appeared to have “blighted” his life with alcohol.

He said Freeman was going to have to “take control of your life” and the judge believed he could benefit from Probation.

Putting him on Probation for 18 months with a condition that he has to participate in any programme as directed he told the defendant: “You have been given an opportunity. Take the help you are being offered.”

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