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Bus passenger had 'fit' - claim

A PASSENGER urinated on a bus, grabbed his brother by the throat and told gardai to "f*** off", a court heard.

Karl Dempsey (36), of North Circular Road, Dublin 7, admitted before Swords District Court to public drunkenness and threatening and abusive behaviour at Main Street, Swords, last October 3.

Gda Grainne Dempsey said the defendant urinated on the bus, grabbed his brother by the throat and then told her to "f*** off, you pr**ks".

Dempsey claimed he panicked as he was having an epileptic-type fit. He said he does not remember the incident.

Judge John Coughlan fined him €75.

Woman had €2k of cannabis

A YOUNG woman caught with nearly €2,000 worth of cannabis in her home has been left without a conviction.

Clara Giltrap (22) claimed the incident was "a once off".

Judge David McHugh applied the Probation Act.

The defendant, of Rathvilly Park, Finglas, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to possession of cannabis as well as having the drug for sale or supply last May 26.

Defence solicitor Kelly Breen said that Giltrap is now seeing a counsellor to help her with an addiction and she is no longer associating with the same peer group.

Man allegedly hit with bottle

A YOUNG man allegedly hit another man over the back of the head with a bottle.

Linas Nutautas (20) is accused of leaving the victim needing stitches to the wound.

The accused, of Foxborough Avenue, Lucan, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with assaulting another man last August 21.

It is alleged that Mr Nutautas hit the victim with a bottle, leaving him needing a number of stitches.

Judge David McHugh accepted jurisdiction over the charge and adjourned the matter to a date next month.