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Doctor (31) accused of threats to gardai

A doctor became violent at a Dublin garda station after being arrested for a public order offences, it is alleged.

Richard Walsh (31) is accused of committing the offences at Pearse Street Garda Station in an incident last September.

The case against him was adjourned when he did not appear at Dublin District Court to face the charges.

Walsh, with an address at Cedar Square, Ridgewood, Swords, is charged with using threatening, abusive and insulting words or behaviour at Pearse Street on September 19, 2010.

He is also charged with violent behaviour at a garda station.

When his case was called, his solicitor requested an adjournment, saying he had not been able to ascertain his whereabouts.


"He hasn't been struck off, has he?" Judge Hugh O'Donnell asked. Walsh's solicitor replied that he had not.

Judge O'Donnell remanded the defendant on continuing bail in his absence, to a date in March.

He marked the adjournment peremptory against the defence, meaning the case could go ahead on that date if the accused fails to appear again.