Sunday 18 August 2019

Caller threatened to kill female gardaí and husband

In court: Mark Fair pleaded guilty to the charges against him. Photo: North West Newspix
In court: Mark Fair pleaded guilty to the charges against him. Photo: North West Newspix

Stephen Maguire

A man has appeared in court charged with making grossly offensive telephone calls to five different female gardaí at a Co Donegal Garda station.

Mark Fair appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court, where he pleaded guilty to all the charges against him.

The court was told that Fair made grossly offensive telephone calls to Garda Una Cunningham, Garda Lorraine Crawford, Garda Carol Doherty, Garda Elaine Moyles and Garda Gráinne McLoone.

All the phone calls were made on January 22 and January 25, 2015 to Buncrana garda station. The exact nature and content of the calls were not disclosed in court during Fair's arraignment.

Fair (28), of Ballinahone, Fahan, Co Donegal, was also charged with threatening to kill or cause serious harm to Garda Moyles and her husband on January 10, 2015.

He further pleaded guilty to causing damage to Garda Moyles' home.

Barrister Peter Nolan said his client wanted the matter to be dealt with as quickly as possible.

He said Fair did not want any probation or community services reports.

Prosecuting barrister Patricia McLaughlin said she accepted the guilty pleas on the condition that full facts in the cases will be given when Fair is sentenced.

Judge John Aylmer remanded Fair in custody to appear before him again next Wednesday for sentencing.

Irish Independent

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