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Tuesday 22 July 2014

Man sentenced to five years for robbery and assault on 83-year-old woman

Published 12/05/2014|17:36

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A man who was sentenced to five years for robbing of an 83-year-old woman, leaving her with extensive injuries, has failed in an appeal against his conviction.

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Trevor O’Shea (36), with a last address at Island House, Dublin was found guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after a five-day trial of robbing Bridget Campbell on March 30, 2010 outside the Pro-Cathedral.

In March 2012 Judge Patricia Ryan imposed a sentence of five years with one year suspended on O’Shea, who has 57 previous convictions.

Following the robbery grandmother-of-seven Bridget Campbell was brought to hospital with a broken leg, fractured cheekbone and a laceration above her left eye, while a pin was placed in her hip.

Returning judgement today, presiding judge Mr Justice Liam McKechnie said there were a number of points of law involved in the appeal which had potential ramifications beyond the boundaries of this case.

Mr Justice McKechnie said that the court wished to give a written judgement because of the issues of law that had arisen.

However, he said the court had come to the “definitive conclusion” that the appeal on all of the grounds raised would be dismissed, and the court would give its reasons for doing so at a later stage.

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