Martin McDermott jailed for four months in NI

Thursday 22 March 2012 19.42
A European Arrest Warrant has been issued for Martin McDermott
A European Arrest Warrant has been issued for Martin McDermott

A 26-year-old man who escaped from a prison in Co Cavan last week, where he was serving a seven-year sentence for killing a Garda, has been jailed in Northern Ireland for offences committed after his escape.

Martin McDermott escaped from the low security Loughan House prison in Blacklion last Thursday and was arrested by PSNI officers in Derry the following day.

Following his arrest, he was charged with assaulting PSNI officers and resisting arrest.

McDermott pleaded guilty at Derry Magistrates' Court and was sentenced to four months in prison.

He was serving a sentence at Loughan House for the manslaughter of Garda Gary McLoughlin in Burt, Co Donegal, in 2009.

The court was told that a European Arrest Warrant had been issued by gardaí for McDermott and the warrant will be executed at a later date.