Man charged with police assaults at Tennants Vital concert

Padar Gallagher (20) appeared at Belfast Magistrates Court
Padar Gallagher (20) appeared at Belfast Magistrates Court

A man arrested at the Aviici’s Tennants Vital concert in Belfast on Friday night has appeared in court charged with disorderly behaviour and assaulting police.

Padar Gallagher (20) appeared at Belfast Magistrates Court where as well as the charge of disorderly behaviour on the Boucher Road, he was also accused of three counts of assaulting police officers and a further charge of resisting police on August 26.

While his solicitor confirmed that Gallagher, from Elver Avenue in Toome, was aware of the charges against him, Constable Miney told the court he believed he could connect him to each of the allegations.

The police officer said he also executed a bench warrant for Gallaghers arrest when he failed to appear in court in relation to charges of common assault, resisting and assaulting police alleged to have been committed in December in the Dungannon area last year.

He added however that police were still content for Gallagher to be released on bail but with conditions.

Releasing Gallagher on his own bail of £250, District Judge Ken Nixon imposed a complete ban on illegal drugs and alcohol, ordered him to reside at his home address “and no other,” barred him from “abusing prescription medication” and warned the reveller he maybe subjected to a breathalyser and impairment test.

Gallagher was ordered to appear at Dungannon Magistrates Court this Friday and to appear back in Belfast on September 23.