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Garda's attack fear over arrest

A YOUNG female garda has said she was afraid a prisoner was going to headbutt her after she arrested him for a breach of the peace.

Gavin Fulton (23) told a male officer that he was going to rape and kill his mother after was taken back to Finglas Garda Station.

The defendant, of Cappagh Green in Finglas, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to threatening, abusive behaviour and violent behaviour at Tolka Valley Road in Finglas on February 16 last.

Garda Carla Cregan she arrested Fulton after she saw him getting out of an overturned Nissan Micra which had been reported stolen. She said he headbutted the rear passenger door of the patrol car, and she was afraid that he would headbutt her.

The judge adjourned sentencing to December.



Assault youth



must pay ¤200

A TEENAGER, who repeatedly punched and kicked a youth to his head during an unprovoked attack, will be spared a criminal record if he gives €200 to charity.

The 17-year-old, who lives in HSE accommodation, had pleaded guilty at the Children's Court to assault causing harm to the youth, in north Dublin, on July 1 last year.

Judge Michael Walsh held that if the teen, who gets €40 pocket money a week, paid €200 to Temple Street Children's Hospital, he would apply the Probation Act. The case was adjourned for six months.



Dad in threat



to kill all gardai

A FATHER-of-two who drunkenly threatened to kill all gardai had been remembering the first anniversary of his brother's death, a court heard.

Patrick McDonnell (41) had so much to drink that he couldn't stand straight and he was incoherent.

Judge Hugh O'Donnell convicted and fined McDonnell €225.

The defendant, of Ardla Cottages, Ardla in Skerries, admitted at Blanchardstown District Court to public drunkenness and threatening and abusive behaviour at Dunsink Lane in Finglas on September 11 last.


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