Man on several charges going to treatment centre
Published 02/08/2014 | 00:00
A man who faces a string of charges dating between September 2011 and May 2012 has had his case adjourned by Judge Haughton to allow him to take up a place in a treatment centre.
Aidan Smyth of Gurteen, Bunclody, faced charges of breaching a barring order at Gurteen, Bunclody on January 7, 2012; Burglary at The Mall, Market Square, Bunclody, on September 14, 2011; driving while under the influence of an intoxicant and without insurance or a licence at Newtown Barry on July 8, 2012; driving without a licence or insurance at Market Square, Bunclody, on February 15, 2012; unauthorised taking of an MPV and driving without a licence or insurance on April 9, 2012; Theft at Market Square on May 3, 2012; and theft from Eurospar, Bunclody, on March 28, 2012.
Smyth's solicitor said that he was making genuine efforts to turn his life around and was seeking a place in a treatment centre and asked that Judge Haughton allow him some time to see how he gets on. Judge Haughton replied: 'It's either take up a place or go straight to prison.'
He then adjourned the case to see how he progresses.