Thursday 18 January 2018

Olympian John Joe Nevin to face trial over violent disorder charge

Brian McDonald

Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin is to stand trial on a charge of violent disorder.

Nevin (26) appeared before Mullingar District Court to answer two lesser charges arising from an alleged incident outside a pub.

John Joe Nevin of St Anthony's Cottages, Mullingar, had initially been charged with being drunk in a public place and with threatening and abusive behaviour at Dominic Street, Mullingar, on April 6.

In court yesterday, Inspector Jarlath Folan told Judge Seamus Hughes that there was an additional charge against John Joe Nevin which was to replace the two public order charges, which were being withdrawn.

Sgt Damien Connaughton gave evidence of arresting Nevin and charging him with violent disorder.

He gave evidence of separately arresting Joseph Nevin (20) of Grange Meadows and Christopher Nevin (22) of Grange Park, both in Mullingar, and charging them both with the same violent disorder offence.

There was no reply from any of the accused to the charge, which would now replace existing public order charges, which were being withdrawn.

All three were remanded on continuing bail conditions to appear again in cour in October for preparation of the book of evidence.

Irish Independent

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