Family put ‘drugged up’ man in shed

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Family put ‘drugged up’ man in shed thumbnailDarren White pictured outside Coleraine Courthouse.

THE family of a "drugged up" Ballycastle man tied him up with a rope and put him in a shed to prevent him from harming himself, a court has heard.
Darren White, who has since moved to Coleraine Road, Portstewart, pleaded guilty to assault and resisting police when he appeared before North Antrim Magistrates, sitting in Coleraine, on Monday, December 11.
The court was told how police had been tasked to an address in Ballycastle on November 14 following reports that 32-year-old White had been banging on his sister's living room window.
His sister called her husband who asked White to leave but he shouted out, brandishing pliers in one hand and scissors in the other. White swiped the scissors towards his brother-in-law's face but there was no physical contact.
The court heard how White's brother-in-law and his son had managed to restrain White until police arrived, using a rope to tie him up in a bid to prevent him from injuring himself.


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