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Jobless baker headbutted garda window

A LAID-off bakery worker headbutted a window in a garda station after he was arrested for hurling abuse at officers who tried to sort out a taxi fare row, a court heard.

Alan Hanlon (29) had begun drinking heavily after he lost his job at Pat the Baker and had downed a bottle of vodka.

Garda Niall Freaney said he was investigating a complaint that the accused failed to pay a taxi fare when Hanlon became verbally abusive.

He was arrested and taken to Rathmines Garda Station, where he became aggressive and, while being restrained, he headbutted and cracked a window pane.

At Dublin Crown Court, Hanlon, of Mount Tallant Avenue, Terenure, admitted damaging the window, as well as public intoxication and causing a breach of the peace at Rathgar Road on August 13.

The case was adjourned until to December 9.