Northern Ireland

Naked man abused NW200 spectators

North West 200 motorbikes

A 44-year-old man has admitted taking his clothes off on top of a building and exposing himself to crowds enjoying the North West 200 motorbike races.

Gavin Warren, of Carginagh Road, Kilkeel, pleaded guilty to indecent behaviour in a public place.

A prosecution lawyer said he climbed onto the derelict Metropole building in Portrush where he shouted obscenities and "removed all his clothes".

His defence lawyer said it was alcohol-related and he was very embarrassed.

The judge told Warren it was an extreme case of indecent behaviour.

"Not only were you an embarrassment, you also could have killed yourself at the top of the Metropole," he said.

Warren was fined £250 at the court in Coleraine.