Prison promise if breach of bail

A JUDGE has warned that if a defendant commits an offence while on bail over the festive period he will impose a two-year prison sentence.

A JUDGE has warned that if a defendant commits an offence while on bail over the festive period he will impose a two-year prison sentence.

Paul Barry, 53 Ossory Park is charged with failing to appear in court in on November 15 and on October 3. Mr Barry is also charged with a littering offence at Johns Bridge on May 5, engaging in threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour at the Castlecomer Road on December 1, 2010.

He is also charged with engaging in disorderly conduct at the Hebron Road on January 19. He is also charged with being a person unlawfully at large at St Luke’s Hospital on July 4 and of two counts of assault at St Luke’s Hospital on July 7.

Judge David Anderson told the defendant that if he appears on any new charge he will impose a two year prison and adjourned the case to January 10. “That is a promise not a threat,” he said.