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Heckler escapes conviction

A SUPERMARKET assistant heckled a youth he knew who had been stopped by gardai then told an officer to "to f**k yourself" when he was asked to leave. Karl Dooley (21) was heading into work in Rathfarnham on July 14 when he saw gardai speaking to three youths, one of whom he knew.

Karl Dooley (21) was heading into work in Rathfarnham on July 14 when he saw gardai speaking to three youths, one of whom he knew.

Dooley, of Mountainview Drive, Rathfarnham, started heckling and shouting at the individual and became abusive when gardai asked him to go away, Tallaght District Court heard.

Dooley pleaded with the judge to leave him without a conviction, saying he hopes to join the ambulance and fire service.

Judge James McDonnell ordered him to complete the offender reparation programme and said he'd leave him without a conviction.


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