Saturday 24 September 2016

Circus workers were robbed at knifepoint

Published 01/10/2015 | 02:30

The two circus workers were brought to the rear of a house and robbed
The two circus workers were brought to the rear of a house and robbed

A 21-year old man subjected two circus workers to an horrific ordeal at knifepoint just days after he was released from prison, writes Katherine Hayes.

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John Sheehy, of St Munchin's Avenue, St Mary's Park, Limerick, was yesterday jailed for five years for the false imprisonment and robbery of two Circus Vegas workers, who were in Ireland to promote the upcoming visit of the circus to Limerick.

Limerick Circuit Court heard that 10 days before the attack, Sheehy had been released from prison after serving an 11-month sentence for robbery.

Jack and Dean Mignowelli were out socialising in Limerick city on February 1, 2014, when they met a group of youths who invited them to Johnsgate. Once they arrived, the two men were brought to the rear of a house, where they were robbed.

Irish Independent

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