One month sentence for attempted criminal damage

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The case was heard at Craigavon Magistrates' Court.

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A Lurgan man, who kicked the inside rail of a police van on seven occasions, has pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted criminal damage.

The case of Jamie Murray, (19), with an address listed as C/O Eamonn McEvoy & Co Ltd, Solicitors, Church Place, Lurgan, was heard at Craigavon Courthouse on Friday, September 10.

The court heard that on September 1, 2019, officers were tasked to an incident relating to another matter, and after Murray ran away from police attention, he was arrested and placed into a police van.

However, when in the police vehicle, Murray was stated to have kicked the inside rail seven times but no significant damage was caused.

Defence counsel Aaron Thompson advised the court that the defendant was currently in custody for another matter and pleaded for sentencing to not interfere with his release date.

District Judge Bernie Kelly imposed a one month custodial sentence to run concurrently with Murray’s current sentence.

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