Man 'gave the finger' to garda

Published 06/11/2012 | 10:09

A MAN who 'gave the finger' to a garda was given a two month concurrent prison sentence at Balbriggan District Court.

Brian Clarke (26), St Cronan's Avenue, Swords pleaded guilty to using threatening and abusive language and behaviour at Garda James Verner at Brackenstown Road, Swords on August 29 at 4.10pm. Mr Clarke, who has 33 prior convictions is on this third week of a six months sentence in Wheatfield Prison. Ms Fiona D'Arcy, solicitor, said that her client is on 23 hour lock up in prison and is ' struggling and finding it very difficult'. Ms D'Arcy said that her client has various difficulties and she asked the court to accept her client's guilty plea and not add to his current sentence.

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