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Judge advises man to 'look at himself'

PASSING sentence on a 21-year-old Shankill man for larceny and road traffic offences and possession of unlawful drugs, a district court judge expressed the hope that the accused would 'take a look at himself' in light of the convictions.




PASSING sentence on a 21-year-old Shankill man for larceny and road traffic offences and possession of unlawful drugs, a district court judge expressed the hope that the accused would 'take a look at himself' in light of the convictions.
Jason Flynn of 108 Rathsallagh Park, had attempted to take a bag of coal from the rear yard of a vacant store in the Shankill area, when he was foiled by a garda who witnessed the defendant, arresting him as he tried to make his escape over the back wall of the store yard.
In relation to these offences, which occurred at Just-In-News, Rathsallagh Estate, Shankill, on November 4 last, solicitor Brian McLoughlin stated that Flynn had taken the bag of coal because there was no heating in the house he shares with his mother and sister.
Possession
The defendant was also charged with the possession of 2.835g of cannabis resin ­ sufficient to make 27 hand-rolled cigarettes ­ at his home address on April 5 last.
In addition, Flynn was charged with driving at Rathmichael Road, Shankill on July 2 last while uninsured and without a licence; subsequently failing to produce the documents to garda'; having no motor tax; non-display of a tax disc; and with failing to wear a safety belt on the occasion.
Hearing that Flynn had been banned from the road on June 16 last for uninsured driving, and that he had previous convictions for assault and public order offences, Judge Connellan remarked prior to sentencing: 'I sorely hoped that Mr Flynn takes a look at himself, and takes a step back.'
On the two charges of larceny arising from the incident at Just-In-News, Flynn received a prison sentence of six months, suspended for one year.
Taking note that Flynn had been driving on July 2 last while disqualified, Judge Connellan imposed a further three months suspended jail term, a fine of £150 and a driving disqualification of three years
The defendant was handed down an additional fine of having no motor tax on that date.
Judge Connellan took into consideration charges of having no driving licence, failure to subsequently produce both driving licence and insurance to garda', failure to display a tax disc, and a charge of failing to wear a safety belt at the time.
A further fine of £50 was imposed for the charge of unlawful possession of cannabis resin.


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