£350 fine for Tempo man who swore at police

A TEMPO man who swore and shouted at police officers has been fined £350.
Anthony Taylor (27) of Tullyreagh Road, Tempo appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday charged with using disorderly behaviour in a public place and resisting police.   
On August 12th 2018, police were called to Glen Road, Killyculla, Tempo regarding an ongoing incident and had reason to speak with the defendant who began cursing and swearing at the officers. 
Taylor continued to shout obscenities at the officers and the court heard that he was handcuffed but Taylor then tensed up and began struggling with a police officer. The court heard that Taylor was warned by officers, but he made off and ran for a couple of metres towards Tempo before he turned back towards police. 
Defence counsel told the court that Taylor, who is a labourer, had been drinking all day and that a dispute had arisen but defence added that the defendant took exception to what the police were doing and that there was no excuse for his actions and he was not trying to justify it.  District Judge Michael Ranaghan said that this was bad behaviour, before fining Taylor £350 adding resisting police was a serious offence. 

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