PSNI detectives have acknowledged the sentence handed down to Geraldine Mullan at Limavady Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Ballymena, today, January 26, 2022.
The 49-year-old, of Whitehill Park, Limavady, was sentenced to 220 hours of community service after pleading guilty to a charge of intimidating a witness, a woman aged 90, who was assisting police with an ongoing investigation.
Today’s outcome follows an investigation into Geraldine Mullan’s actions, in which she intimidated an elderly female resident in the Limavady area.
Detective Sergeant Rachel Gardiner said: “Police were investigating an allegation involving Geraldine Mullan.
“Our enquiries led to the defendant putting pressure on the victim, demanding that she contact police to change a statement previously made to police. This statement had been made as part of the ongoing investigation.
“The victim is a lady, at that time, aged 90. And the evidence gathered is upsetting. It reveals the defendant swearing at this vulnerable woman, and generally speaking to her in an aggressive and despicably manipulative manner.
“In spring 2021, Mullan was charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice and intimidation; and, last December, pleaded guilty to the latter charge.
“Events have been distressing, both for the victim and her family. But it’s thanks to the tenacity of the family and the investigating officer, that Mullan has today been held to account.
“I want to assure everyone that our detectives will continue to work tirelessly to stand up for the most vulnerable members of our community and to bring offenders before the courts.”