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Enniskillen man in roof stand-off on drug charges

Belmore Street in Enniskillen was closed during the incident as emergency services flocked to the scene.

THE MAN who was arrested after a roof-top stand off with police, which saw part of Enniskillen town centre cordoned off for an entire evening, has had his case adjourned.
Mark Sheridan (22) of Ann Street, Enniskillen is currently in custody on a total of eight charges relating to three separate dates this year.
This includes burglary at a flat on Belmore Street and assault on May 20th, as well as two counts of criminal damage to roof tiles, disorderly behaviour, and possession of an offensive weapon, namely roof tiles, at Belmore Street on June 14th.
Enniskillen Magistrates Court heard on Monday the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) was awaiting full file on the case.
A spokesman for the PPS said the incident had seen part of the centre of Enniskillen closed off for several hours, was attended by several emergency agencies, and saw local businesses missing out on trade. They said the investigation was still in its early stages and asked for the case to be adjourned for three weeks until August 13th.
Sheridan appeared at the court via videolink from Maghaberry Prison on Monday, when he also pleaded guilty to possession of a Class B drug, cannabis, in an unrelated incident.
On March 6th, 2017 police carried out a search of Sheridan’s former address at Anne Street in Enniskillen. They found a small amount of herbal cannabis in bed sheets.
Defence barrister Ciaran Roddy said it was only a residual amount of the drug, less than a gram, and was for personal use.
Mr Roddy said Sheridan, who had 10 previous drug convictions, had been candid about having addiction issues, but now no longer used the drug.
District Judge Trevor Browne sentenced Sheridan to one month in prison.

 


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