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Woman was waving knife, says garda

THIS is the woman accused of waving a large kitchen knife at gardai after they were called to an incident outside her Dublin home.

Sky Elgar (35) was allegedly drunk at the time and armed with two large kitchen knives.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter until later this month to allow Elgar to speak to her solicitor.

Elgar, pictured, of Willow Wood Green in Hartstown, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with public drunkenness and unlawful possession of a weapon which could cause injury or intimidate another person.

The alleged incident took place outside her home on January 5 last.

The court heard that the DPP has directed summary disposal of the matter in the District Court, where the penalties are less severe.



Outlining the allegation for jurisdiction purposes, Garda Sergeant Mary Doherty claimed gardai were called to the scene and found Elgar, who was barefoot, walking up and down outside her home carrying two large kitchen knives.

It was claimed that Elgar waved a knife at gardai in an intimidating and aggressive manner.

Judge McHugh said he would accept jurisdiction of the charges, meaning that the matter will be dealt with in the District Court.

The judge ordered the disclosure of any statements in relation to the allegations.

Judge McHugh adjourned the matter for four weeks.