11/08/2010

Street Drinkers Pay The Cost

Five people have been fined at Belfast Magistrates Court for drinking alcohol in public.

Tyrone McCann, from Richmond Avenue in Newtownabbey, was fined £50 and ordered to pay costs of £66 after he was detected drinking alcohol at Suffolk Road in west Belfast on January 16.
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William Guiney, from York Park in north Belfast, was fined £50 and ordered to pay costs of £66 after he was detected drinking alcohol at Cliftonville Avenue on April 11, and David McCabe, from Hannahglen Heights in the west of the city, was fined £50 and ordered to pay costs of £66 after he was detected drinking alcohol at Suffolk Road on March 28.

Gavin Rooney, from Ardoyne Walk in north Belfast, was fined £60 and ordered to pay costs of £66 after he was detected drinking alcohol at Crumlin Road on April 21 and Alan Cochrane, from Mount Vernon Gardens, also in north Belfast, was fined £60 and ordered to pay costs of £66 after he was detected drinking alcohol at Shore Road on May 1.

All the prosecutions were brought by Belfast City Council.

(BMcC/GK)

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