Police restrained man at first aid scene
Published Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Police officers had to use their batons to restrain a 42-year-old man, who attacked them as they were giving first aid to an injured man in the Galliagh area of Derry, the city's Magistrates' Court has been told.
McGinley was handed a suspended jail sentence on Wednesday. (© Pacemaker)
Michael McGinley, from Fern Park in the city, pleaded guilty to committing two offences of assaulting police officers and guilty to one offence of disorderly behaviour on 9 October.
A prosecution solicitor told the court McGinley was one of a group of seven men who approached the police officers tending to the casualty - he was found lying on the footpath with a head wound.
McGinley, who was drunk at the time, came out of the group and starting swinging his fists at the two police officers.
On Wednesday, he was given a four month jail sentence, suspended for three years, and ordered to pay £200 compensation to the two police officers.
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