Fined for touching woman on bottom


A Dungannon man has been fined £200 for indecent behaviour after a work’s Christmas night out.

Sean Forbes, 30, from Mountjoy Road, appeared at Dungannon Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

The court how police officers on a foot patrol in James Street, on December 19, spotted Forbes walking towards a woman and then touching her on the bottom. At the time, the street was filled with young people, the court heard.

Forbes was too heavily intoxicated to be questioned. When interviewed the next morning, the defendant said he could not remember being on the street. According to police notes, he was very remorseful for his behaviour.

The defence solicitor told the court that Forbes had been out at a Christmas work do on ‘Black Eye Friday’, and recognises that he should not have approached the woman.

District Judge John Meehan fined him £200 for the offence.