Friday 17 November 2017

Garda to face robbery sentencing in new year

Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

A GARDA with a chronic alcohol addiction problem who pleaded guilty to attempting to rob a shop with an imitation firearm will be sentenced next year.

Mario Boersma (38) had his sentencing adjourned yesterday before Cork Circuit Criminal Court until February 28 next.

Boersma pleaded guilty last July before Judge Patrick Moran to attempted robbery and possession of an imitation firearm.

Boersma, of 31 Rosebay Drive, Forest Hill, Carrigaline, Co Cork was charged with the attempted robbery of Susan Stenning at Kilmoney Stores, Carrigaline on March 27.

He has admitted both the attempted robbery and possession of an imitation firearm charges.

Defence counsel applied to the court for the matter to be adjourned.

Boersma is still receiving specialist treatment for his alcohol addiction problem.

Judge Moran granted the application and remanded Boersma to appear before the Circuit Court for sentencing on February 28 next. He remanded him on continuing bail conditions.

Mr Boersma has also been directed to continue his treatment for his addiction problems.

The 38-year old is a garda based in Celbridge, Co Kildare, who has been on leave for health reasons over recent months.

Irish Independent

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