A DISTURBANCE at the Westville Hotel in the early hours of the morning has led to an Enniskillen man being arrested after he attempted to interfere with police doing their job.
Thirty-eight year old Derek William McConnell from Foxhill Road, Ballydoolagh admitted assaulting a police officer and was bound over to keep the peace.
On December 15 last year, around 3.15am, police were dealing with a disturbance at the Westville Hotel when another male, the defendant, tried to intervene.
The defendant shouted at police and continued to shout despite being told to calm down a number of times.
The defendant then pushed constable Brian Haire causing him to stumble backwards.
Steffan Raffery, defending, said this was a low level assault on the constable.
The barrister explained the defendant had been in his bed in the hotel and then a disturbance broke out involving his friend.
Mr Rafferty said his client got up and got dressed and went to see what was going on in another room in the hotel.
The defendant was trying to get to his friend, who was on the floor, and simply pushed past the police officer.
Mr Rafferty said his client neither struggled or resisted police himself and didn’t cause any trouble when he was taken home by police despite the fact that he was intending to stay in the hotel that night.
The defendant was described as a self-employed car salesman working in the Enniskillen area.
District Judge Nigel Broderick imposed a £100 fine and bound the defendant over to keep the peace, to the sum of £300, for 12 months.
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