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A Bunclody man who suffered with addiction and faced charges of theft, assault and a public order offence had his case adjourned to July 20.

William Connors (26) of 24 Termonbarry, Hospital Hill, Bunclody was charged with stealing an apache quad worth €200 belonging to Thomas Cummins at Ballyeden, Davidstown, Enniscorthy in September 2021, assaulting Dimitri Nacu in Bunclody in September 2021, acting threatening and abusive at Texaco Service Station, Ryland Road, Bunclody in April 2021, and theft of a towing trailer to make cement worth €500 that was property of Amy Meyler at Barkers Road, Bunclody, in August 2021.

The court heard that the trailer was sold on and was not recovered, but Connors admitted to what he had done. The court heard Connors was a father of three and had 24 previous convictions relating to drugs and drugs and had previously been given a peace bond.

He made a plea early, and his solicitor said that these were not planned thefts and were “opportunistic”.

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The court heard that Connors was a long-term drug users but is now clean, and is utterly ashamed of himself as he has no previously convictions of this nature.

Connors apologised to the victims and said that he would fully repay the money owed which is €700 in six months. Judge John Cheatle ordered a probation report and said that the case will be finalised in July. Legal aid was granted.


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