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A Lurgan man, who stripped naked and resisted arrest, has pleaded guilty to three offences at Craigavon Courthouse.

The case of Caolan Murray, (28), of Victoria Street, was heard during the sitting on Friday, November 19.

The court heard that on July 3 this year, police were called to an ongoing incident at a house and noticed the defendant lying on the ground before entering the property.

Officers followed him and Murray stripped off his clothes until naked, pushed an officer twice and failed to comply with their advice to get dressed and address his behaviour.

Furthermore, he resisted arrest and ripped off a watch belonging to an officer with the damage costing £20.

In his defence, the court was told that there was “no merit” in the police arriving to the house at the beginning and Murray began to think “why the Police was picking on him”. It was further outlined that there were no serious injuries caused, nor any major criminal damage.

District Judge Bernie Kelly issued 18 months probation for the offences and ordered the defendant to pay £20 compensation for the damage to the watch.

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