Monday 20 November 2017

'There will be no special treatment' – Judge warns John Joe Nevin after court no-show

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Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin was told that he will receive "no extra privileges" after failing to appear in court on a criminal charge yesterday.

The boxer was scheduled to appear at Mullingar District Court yesterday after being charged with damaging property belonging to Rosemary Nevin to the value of €200 on February 16 last year.

He had been granted bail on the charge, but when he was called to court yesterday, solicitor Patricia Cronin advised Judge Seamus Hughes that her client was training in the UK.

"I'm noting this non-appearance," the judge said. "He will get no extra privileges. He will get no extra special treatment."

Judge Hughes said he would adjourn the case until June and remanded Nevin on continuing bail.

Last week the Olympian was barred from every pub in Westmeath pending  court case. Nevin was charged with being drunk in a public place and with threatening and abusive behaviour following an incident which involved up to 25 people fighting outside 'The Stillery' pub on Dominick Street in Mullingar.

The bail conditions include not entering licenced premises in Co Westmeath pending trial, remaining alcohol and drug-free and observing a curfew from 11pm to 8am.

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