‘A bit of craic’ ends in court

Thursday, 17 August 2017

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A RASHARKIN man who claimed he had stolen unionist and loyalist flags 'for a bit of craic' was fined £300 yesterday (Monday, August 14).
North Antrim Magistrates, sitting in Coleraine, heard how Michael McTaggart had been caught after a car was stopped on July 16 this year and the vehicle was searched.
Ripped and torn Union and Freeman Memorial flags, as well as other unionist and loyalist flags, were found in the boot.
McTaggart, 26, from Portna Road, told police he had been given the flags by a work colleague but later admitted stealing them from all over the area for 'a bit of craic.'
The prosecutor said it was suspected that some of the stolen flags had been taken from Coleraine's Windyhall estate where there had been complaints that flags, worth £10 each, had been taken and flag poles had been damaged.
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