Couple harassed neighbour who looked after their cat

A LISNASKEA couple have been given suspended sentences for harassing a neighbour over a cat’s vet bill. Michelle Constantinidou (41) and Matthew Slate (38), both of Carrowshee Park in Lisnaskea, had initially denied harassing Noel Kavanagh between January 1 and April 10 last year, however the couple changed their pleas to guilty at Enniskillen Magistrates […]

Man opened door with joint behind his ear

A 21-year-old man was caught in possession of cannabis after answering the door to police with a joint behind his left ear. Enniskillen Magistrates Court heard on Monday that police attended an address in Derrylin on December 27th following a 999 call. On arrival, officers heard noise coming from inside the property and the door […]

Prison sentence for assaulting former partner

A Scottish man living in Fermanagh has been given a prison sentence for assaulting his ex-partner. Reece Williams (21), of Lisolvan Park, Brookeborough but originally from Scotland, appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday where he pleaded guilty to three counts of common assault and three counts of criminal damage in relation to two incidents. […]

Man claimed benefits while working

A MAGUIRESBRIDGE man has been given community service for claiming over £2,000 while failing to declare he had been working. Desmond Ross (38) of Tattinderry Heights pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to declare a change in his circumstances to the Social Security Agency at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday, relating to two periods […]

Bus driver at the wheel 12 days in a row

A LOCAL bus driver, and the company he works for, has escaped a fine after breaking regulations by driving for 12 days in a row. However, despite having breached the six-days-in-a-row rule, the driver had actually clocked up only 32 hours on the road in those 12 days, more than 20 hours less than the […]

Shoplifter ‘thought he was being smart’

A SHOPLIFTER who put a more expensive kettle in a box of a cheaper one was caught stealing oods in the same Enniskillen store just days later. Laurence Gallagher (46) of Bagh, Dromahair, Co Leitrim, pleaded guilt to theft and fraud by false representation at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday, where he appeared via videolink […]

Drunk man kicked car door

AN ENNISKILLEN man pointed his finger in a police officer’s face, before kicking a car causing £100 of damage, and then tried to kick a  police car. Martin Maguire of Cleenish Park in the town pleaded guilty to  disorderly behaviour, criminal damage and attempted criminal damage at  Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday. At around 2.20am […]

‘Outrageous’- jail for man who punched his mother

AN Enniskillen man has been jailed for four months for assaulting his mother earlier this year.  Kevin McConnell (31), of no fixed abode, appeared before Monday’s hearing of Enniskillen Magistrates Court via videolink from Maghaberry Prison. He was charged with making threats to kill,  possession of an offensive weapon and unlawfully assaulting Catherine Colderick.  The […]

Jail for man who raided pub on successive nights

  A 38-year-old man with 401 previous convictions has been sentenced to nine months in custody  for robbing a Fermanagh pub in two early morning raids.  Benny McCullagh of Main Street in Sixmilecross, Co Tyrone, was charged with burglary and criminal damage at the Coranny Inn at Carnmore Road, Roslea during which he stole cash […]

Banned for giving false information to insurance company

A NEWTOWNBUTLER father has been disqualified and fined for a range of driving offences after being stopped by police twice last summer.  Andrew Stronge (36) of Boho Road in the village appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Tuesday where he pleaded guilty to towing a trailer as a learner driver, giving a false declaration to […]