Tuesday 23 July 2019

Man pleads for more time in jail

A man with 113 convictions who smashed a double pain of glass causing €200 worth of damage asked to spend more time in prison as he felt he was 'out of control', a Swords court has heard.

Aaron Boylan (21) who is currently serving a prison sentence imposed on May 2 for criminal damage has had nine months added after he pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage to a care premises at Willowbrook on the Feltrim Road in Swords on March 1.

The defendant, of Carton Way in Ballymun caused €200 worth of damage to the double pane of glass, Swords District Court heard.

'He smashed the window with a large wooden sign and caused €200 worth of damage,' the prosecuting garda told the court.

He has 113 previous convictions, including 18 for criminal damage, six burglaries and a number of thefts and public order convictions.

Defence solicitor Fiona D'Arcy said the defendant, who has a release date of September 16 for the offence he is serving a sentence for, is 'unusually asking to add to his sentence'.

'He was out of control before he went into custody and is anxious to stay in custody as he needs to spend the time there,' she said.

Judge Dermot Dempsey imposed a nine month prison sentence on Boylan to run consecutively after the sentence the defendant is already serving in jail.

Fingal Independent