Urged friend to rugby tackle police

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After urging a friend to rugby tackle police a 28-year-old Banbridge man ,sat on the bonnet of a police car and tried to open the door of the vehicle.

Christopher Abbott, Lurgan Road, Banbridge, admitted a charge of disorderly behaviour arising out of the incident on March 22 this year.

Banbridge Magistrates Court heard last Thursday that police received a 999 call about some males with a box of beer at Erinvale Terrace, Banbridge.Police attended and requested Abbott to take his friend home.

Instead the defendant began videoing his friend, urging him to rugby tackle police.

The defendant then sat on the bonnet of the police car and tried to open the door.

District Judge, Mr Paul Copeland, adjourned the case until May 28 so that a pre-sentence report could be prepared to see if the defendant was suitable for community service.