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Warrant for threat to garda

A WARRANT has been issued for the arrest of a man who told a garda he would "find out where he lived and get him sorted".

William McCarthy (20) was convicted in his absence at Dublin District Court of using threatening, abusive and insulting words and behaviour.

McCarthy, of Spencer Dock, Dublin 1 was found guilty of breach of the peace after his arrest on O'Connell Street.

Garda Donal O'Sullivan saw the accused in a group of people who were drinking on the street and verbally abusive.

When approached, they gave gardai 'the finger' and Garda O'Sullivan asked him to stop.

McCarthy hit the officer's shoulder and was "extremely violent" in the ensuing struggle.

"When he was in custody he said he was going to follow me home and find out where I lived and get me sorted," Garda O'Sullivan said.

McCarthy spat on the custody record and tried to headbutt officers while handcuffed.