Man, 27, jailed over threats against Londonderry paramedics

  • 15 August 2014
Bishop St courthouse in Londonderry
Image caption District Judge Barney McElholm described the man's behaviour as "outrageous"

A 27-year-old man has been jailed for nine months for committing a number of offences against paramedics in County Londonderry.

Damien Michael Moore admitted threatening paramedics outside his Simon Community accommodation in Bonds Hill in the Waterside on 5 June.

The paramedics had been treating a woman for a suspected drugs overdose.

Derry Magistrates' Court heard he also admitted causing criminal damage on 28 June.

CCTV footage recorded Mr Moore kicking in doors inside the Simon Community building and smashing a number of windows with a fire extinguisher.

In a second incident involving paramedic staff on 12 June, Mr Moore jumped out of an ambulance as he was being taken to Altnagelvin Hospital for treatment to a head injury.

He was later found acting aggressively towards a woman in Crawford Square.

Jailing Mr Moore, district judge Barney McElholm said his behaviour had been "outrageous".