Londonderry bomb alert: Jail for rioter caught on CCTV

DERRY Bishop's Street Court house
Image caption Kavanagh was jailed for 6 months but then granted appeal bail of £500.

A man who was caught on CCTV taking part in a riot during a security alert in Londonderry has been given a six-months jail term.

Jordan Kavanagh, 21, from Clon Elagh in the Skeoge area, was among a crowd that threw stones and bottles at police lines at the Lecky Road last August.

A prosecuting solicitor said that the rioting took place as police provided protection for army technical officers.

The solicitor said it turned out to be a "viable improvised explosive device".

A defence solicitor said the defendant was so drunk he could not remember being there.

The district judge said Kavanagh was under a number of suspended sentences at the time of his riotous behaviour.

Kavanagh was released on bail, pending an appeal.