Court hears police called to Moy house where ‘man had a gun’

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WHEN police were called to a house in Moy following reports that a man had a gun and was threatening to shoot himself, they had roof tiles thrown at them and were spat at.

Dungannon Magistrates Court heard details of the incident, which took place in the early hours of October 25 last year at Ridgewood Manor.

Dominic McSorley, 21, from Foundry Court in Armagh, who appeared via videolink from Maghaberry Prison, pleaded guilty to two counts of assaulting police and two of disorderly behaviour arising out of the fracas,

Police arrived at the scene around 1am and saw McSorley go into the kitchen of the property and remove two steak knives.

McSorley then climbed on to the roof of the house and ripped off a number of tiles, which he threw towards the officers. A TV aerial was also destroyed and a window was broken on a neighbouring house.

When he was eventually persuaded to come down from the roof, McSorley then spat at police in the rear of an ambulance and later at hospital.

McSorley’s lawyer acknowledged there was “very little which can be said in mitigation” for his client. McSorley was sentenced to six months.