McDermott shouts abuse at Derry judge as he is remanded on bail

The Donegal man who escaped from a prison in Co. Cavan on Thursday night has appeared before Derry Magistrates court today.

Martin McDermott, 26, from Raphoe, was sentenced last July for seven years for the manslaughter of Garda Gary McLoughlin in 2009.

He escaped from Loughan House.

McDermott faced a number of charges relating to his arrest in Derry, including three of assaulting police, resisting arrest and disorderly behaviour.

He pleaded guilty to committing the offences in Altcar Park in Derry on Friday and was remanded in custody until later this month.

During today's hearing McDermott shouted obscenities at Judge John Meehan, who ordered that he be taken down to the cells.

He was later brought back into the dock and charged with misbehaving in court.

McDermott apologised saying he had had "a moment". The district judge accepted the apology and fined McDermott £150.

He is eight months into his seven-year sentence for killing Garda Gary McLoughlin. McDermott had rammed a car into the 24-year-old garda's patrol car in Burt in 2009.

The garda died in hospital a day later from his injuries.