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In Brief: Teen broke a garda's nose

A TEENAGER who broke a garda's nose in a Dublin courtroom had taken 40 benzodiazepine tablets.

Jamie Thomas (19) had been ordered out of Blanchardstown court by a judge and was being removed when he kicked out at gardai.

Thomas, of Coultry Drive in Ballymun, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to assaulting Garda William O'Keeffe. Judge John Lindsay adjourned sentencing to a date in September.

Man faces trial for drugs haul

A DUBLIN man who was allegedly caught with a stash of drugs worth an estimated €500,000 in his home as well as a revolver and ammunition is facing trial on the charges.

Doyle appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with possession of cannabis, cannabis resin, cocaine and MDMA, as well as having the drugs for sale or supply.

The alleged incident took place at his home at Palmers Court, Palmerstown Manor in Palmerstown on March 21.

Homeless man spat on garda

A JUDGE has ordered a probation report on a homeless man who assaulted a garda by spitting in his eye when he was arrested for public order offences.

Michael Doyle had been barred from a hostel when gardai were called because he was trying to kick the door in.

Doyle, with an address at Priorswood House, Clonshaugh Avenue, had the case against him adjourned at Dublin District Court.