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Gig thug had wheel brace as attack weapon

A DUBLIN man jailed over a stabbing at a Swedish House Mafia concert has been convicted of brandishing a wheel brace as a weapon during another terrifying incident.

Raymond Donnan (24) from Greenfort Crescent, Clondalkin, pleaded guilty at Dublin District Court, to a charge of producing a weapon during the course of a dispute, on February 21, 2012.


Garda Sarah Smith told Judge Alan Mitchell that the incident happened around 3pm on the Neilstown Road, when she saw Donnan, "exiting a vehicle, he was brandishing a wheel brace in his hand".

"He chased after a male that was standing at a bus stop, this male tried to escape but slipped on the ground," Gda Smith said, adding that Donnan, who was already known to her, had at that point, "raised his weapon over his head".

Gda Smith explained that she had been on patrol on her own, when she activated the siren in her squad car at which Donnan stopped and then ran back to the car. He put the wheel brace in it before he fled towards his own house.

Donnan had been jailed in February for four years over a frenzied attack on a man, who had been repeatedly stabbed when violence erupted at the Swedish House Mafia concert in the Phoenix Park, in Dublin, on July 7, 2012.

And Dublin District Court heard that among his other 37 prior criminal convictions were drug dealing and knife possession charges.

Defence solicitor Lorraine Stephens asked the court to note that her client is currently serving a sentence, and had not been on bail when this offence was committed.


She said the man chased during the incident had previously had an altercation with Donnan's ex-girlfriend who had been in the car at the time.

The lawyer also asked Judge Mitchell to take into consideration that no injuries were caused and that Donnan had pleaded guilty.

Judge Mitchell was shown the wheel-brace that Donnan brandished, but also noted that he wasn't on bail at the time of the incident and imposed the four-month sentence which will run concurrently with his existing term.