Dungannon man threatened to have police officer shot


A Dungannon man who threatened to have a police officer shot has been sent to prison for six months.

Sean Michael McNulty (46) from Windmill Hill Road, admitted four charges of assault on police, possessing a Class B Controlled drug, threats to kill and breach of bail on February 5.

His case came before Dungannon Magistrates court last Wednesday.

The court heard McNulty was in the back of an ambulance when he became aggressive, getting out and kicking an officer and headbutting another.

A prosecuting lawyer told the court McNulty had herbal cannabis in his trousers.

He then took off all his clothes and invited police to come in and fight. He threatened to have an officer shot, the court heard.

Defence counsel Noel Dillon said McNulty had no recollection of this and attributed it to seizures as a result of epilepsy.

All sentences are to run concurrent. A destruction order was made in relation to the cannabis.

McNulty, who was also given an additional seven days in prison by Judge John Meehan for breach of bail to run consecutively, was ordered to pay an offender’s levy of £25.