Rocket launcher snowman case dismissed
Charges against two Londonderry men brought after a snowman holding a rocket launcher was painted on the window of a republican support group's office have been dismissed.
Patrick Joseph Barr of Sackville Court and William McDonnell of Harvey Street were charged with displaying an image likely to cause a breach of the peace.
They were also charged with breaching the Indecent Advertisements Act.
A judge at Derry magistrates court dismissed the charges.
The image included the message: "Wishing you an Explosive Christmas."
Judge Barney McElholm said he was dismissing both charges despite "deploring" the image.
"It is unfunny and has no place in a right thinking society," he added.