Sunday 17 December 2017

Man who was asked to leave pub returned with running chainsaw

A German national who allegedly returned to a Gorey pub with a running chainsaw when he was asked to leave by security staff appeared before Gorey District Court again this week.

Carsten Brun (44) of 25 Ard Lios was present to answer to charges of threatening and abusive behaviour and being intoxicated in a public place at North Parade on November 10 last.

Garda Dowling told the court that they received a call at Gorey Garda Station relating to a man standing in the middle of the road with a running chainsaw in his hands. He said that when they arrived at the scene, Brun attempted to get rid of the chainsaw by throwing it over a railing. He said that security staff had asked the defendant to leave around half an hour previously as he was heavily intoxicated.

Solicitor MacCarten O'Gorman said that a psychiatric report might be beneficial under the circumstances, however he had not been appointed as legal aid. Judge Haughton said that given the severity of the case which 'takes it outside the realms of a normal public order matter' he would grant legal aid and appointed Mr O'Gorman.

The case was then put back until May 8 to allow for the preparation of a psychiatric report.

Gorey Guardian

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