Man urinated outside church service

Published Thursday, 17 July 2014
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A man has been fined £100 for urinating outside a church while a service was underway.

Man urinated outside church service
It happened outside the All Saints Church in the Holylands, Belfast. (© UTV)

On Thursday, Belfast Magistrates' Court heard that Kevin McFall was arrested after ignoring police instructions to stop what he was doing.

The 21-year-old, of Moyard Parade in the city, was due to contest a charge of indecent behaviour.

But he instead pleaded guilty to having committed the offence on 4 May this year.

A second charge of possessing an offensive weapon in public, namely rocks, was withdrawn.

A prosecution lawyer said McFall was seen urinating against a fence outside All Saints Church on Westminster Street in south Belfast.

"Police told him to stop as there was a church service ongoing," she added.

He was detained at the scene when he continued, the court heard.

A defence solicitor confirmed McFall is currently serving a prison sentence for another undisclosed offence.

He is not due to be released until early next year.

After hearing details of the indecent behaviour, District Judge Fiona Bagnall imposed a £100 fine.

© UTV News
Comments Comments
no excuse in belfast wrote (192 days ago):
I am sure his family are proud of him? its bad doing what he did but against a church wall, disgusting, no respect, he is in the best place for him, jail.
Jim in Carrickfergus wrote (192 days ago):
Shows lots of respect for a place of worship and sorry PSNI but you dont need to have a service underway to disrespect or been seen to disrespect a place of workship
Paul Baxtet in Dtomore Co. Down wrote (192 days ago):
It is really irrelevant that a service wad going on. The fact he was urinating in a public area in plain view. The fact that it was against a place of worship makes it worse. He will not pau the fine a warrant will be issued and he will go to prison for a couple of days.
Jonny in Glengormley wrote (193 days ago):
Only 100 quid....that judge is taking the p*ss!
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