Tuesday 24 April 2018


A young man who re-offended ten days after receiving a suspended sentence was jailed for three months when he appeared at Sligo District Court.

Before the court was Kevin Flynn, 29 Langan Drive, Cranmore who admitted public order offences at O'Connell Street on January 15th last and with obstructing Gardai at Yeats Drive, Cranmore on March 11th.

Inspector Sean McGinty said Garda John Walsh was involved in a chase and he stopped the driver at Yeats Drive.

Flynn intervened and opened the door of the patrol car, attempting to free the person in custody.

The defendant was very abusive to the Gardai who had to deploy pepper spray.

On January 15th the defendant was abusive to Gardai who observed him urinating on O'Connell Street.

The Inspector pointed out that on March 1st last, Flynn had received a three months suspended sentence covering six offences.

Judge Kevin Kilrane said he was going to activate that sentence.

"He receives a suspended sentence and yet ten days later he's up and at it again on the streets, bigger and better," said the Judge.

Mr. Donncha Anhold, solicitor (defending), pleaded that Flynn had got his life together over the past seven months.

He had got a place on the President's Gaisce Awards over the next 18 months.

Judge Kilrane activated the three month jail term and adjourned the other matters to November 29th.