Man sen­tenced af­ter breach­ing pro­tec­tion or­der

Bray People - - News Focus -

A BRAY MAN was given a jail term for breach­ing a bar­ring or­der at the District Court last week.

David McEvoy of 10 Bal­ly­waltrim Heights was charged with breach of a bar­ring and pro­tec­tion or­der on April 12 at Wolfe Tone Square North.

Garda Dar­ragh Phe­lan told the court that he was called to Wolfe Tone Square North at 10 p.m on the Satur­day night and found a woman ly­ing on the road out­side num­ber 32.

Ms. Linda Kenna told Garda Phe­lan that she had been robbed and beaten by David McEvoy in the house of num­ber 32.

Ms. Kenna gave ev­i­dence in court say­ing that a phys­i­cal fight had bro­ken out be­tween her and the owner of the house Eileen Crann­ley. She then said that McEvoy got in­volved and had her by the hair and dragged her around the room.

In his ev­i­dence McEvoy de­nied be­ing

against

Ms. vi­o­lent Kenna.

He went on to say that he was liv­ing with Ms. Kenna who had the bar­ring or­der out against him and that she had asked him to move into the house when he came out of prison.

Ms. Kenna de­nied this say­ing that he only stayed a few nights a week and that she was giv­ing the re­la­tion­ship a chance for the sake of their child. On the night in ques­tion Ms. Kenna told Garda Phe­lan that she was mak­ing a for­mal com­plaint against McEvoy for breach­ing the bar­ring or­der. Judge Mur­rough Con­nel­lan told the court that on hear­ing the ev­i­dence; ‘the mat­ter is quite clear de­spite a few red hear­ings thrown in to take up time’. He said the is­sue is of a court or­der that was made to pre­vent vi­o­lence be­ing car­ried out against Ms. Kenna by McEvoy and that this was breached.

McEvoy was con­victed and sen­tenced to 12 months in prison.

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