Londonderry man is jailed for breaching police cordon

A Londonderry man who breached a police cordon has been jailed for a month.

Ruairi Saunders, 24, of Moss Park, walked through the cordon set up after the 3 August bomb attack at the Strand Road police station.

Saunders was told the area was closed but persisted in trying to go through the cordon.

After he was warned about his behaviour and began using abusive language to the police he was arrested.

His defence solicitor told Londonderry Magistrates' Court on Friday that alcohol had played a part in the offence.

District Judge Mr. Barney McElholm said the police were quite entitled to seal off areas after an incident.

He said he was aware of a case ''some years back'' where a man had insisted on breaking a police cordon and ended up losing his leg.