Saturday 16 December 2017

Garda found guilty of assault of man on Waterford street reporters

A Garda has been found guilty in court of assaulting a man in Waterford city last year.

Garda Martha McEnery was acquitted of assault causing harm to Anthony Holness.

The decision came after the Judge earlier today directed the jury that they could return a majority verdict of 11/1 or 10/2.

The jury had been deliberating for over three hours at the time.

The trial at Waterford Circuit focused on an incident in New Street in the city at 3am at the end of last January as well as CCTV footage recoded in the Garda Control Room.

Last Friday, Garda Daniel Hickey was found guilty of assault causing harm to Mr Holness while Garda John Burke was found guilty of intending to pervert the course of justice.

Sergeant Alan Kissane was found not guilty.

Ms McEnery denied the charges and will be sentenced in November.

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