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Cookstown man who stabbed himself given five-month sentence

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A Cookstown man who stabbed himself in the hand during an incident involving his ex- partner has been sentenced to a total of five months in prison.

Jerome Francis Farrell, 48, of Orritor Street, Cookstown was charged with common assault, four counts of assault on police, criminal damage, disorderly behaviour and resisting police.

Whilst sentencing , District Judge John Meehan told Mr Farrell that he had a ‘long history of causing misery and fear’ to his former partner and family.

He also told Mr Farrell that he had engaged in a ‘routine of intimidatory behaviour’ and on his occasion had stood in front of his ex partner, held up a knife and stabbed his own hand.

A court also heard Judge Meehan describe how during this incident his ex partner managed to escape up to an upstairs bathroom where she ‘cowered in fear’ and phoned police.

Judge Meehan also told the court that when police arrived Mr Farrell then engaged in a ‘full violent resistance of police’ as they attempted to take him out of the house.

District Judge John Meehan sentenced him to a total of five months in prison.

 

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