A man accused of a series of vicious attacks in Co Donegal launched a foul-mouthed tirade at a court extradition hearing.
Gary Brodie flipped as he had his bail application refused and was remanded in custody over a European arrest warrant.
He burst into tears then repeatedly screamed “Fenian b******s” at officials and had to be dragged from the dock at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
He said to the sheriff and lawyers: “I’m not going back on remand. He’s getting paid, you’re getting paid, I’m not getting paid. I’ll go back. I’m not going back on f*****g remand. I want to appeal it.”
He then called deputy procurator fiscal Thomas Crosbie “a speccy b*****d”, “f*****g speccy PF” and a “smelly b*****d”.
Two officers dragged Brodie out of the dock as he continued his foul-mouthed rant. He then spat on a uniformed police officer who was trying to calm him down.
Brodie’s defence solicitor John Good apologised to the court for his client’s behaviour.
The 33-year-old is wanted for a number of violent offences in Donegal, including an alleged assault with a bottle that almost cut off a man’s index finger in 2008.
He had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal damage and one count of violent disorder during a separate incident but failed to appear for sentencing.
Documents from Irish justice officers state that Brodie claims he is “in fear of the IRA” if he is to be sent to an Irish prison.
But they added they had found no evidence of any connection between the brute and the paramilitary organisation.
A full extradition hearing will be held on August 31.Tags: