Man not hiding
‘I HAVEN’T been hiding for the past ten years. Nobody came looking for me,’ explained a Wicklow man who appeared in court last week on charges dating back eight years.
A bench warrant was executed last week by Gardaí for Declan Russell of 25 Seaview Heights.
The charges of unlawful possession of cannabis, being drunk in public and threatening and abusive behaviour date back to 2000.
‘It is not up to the courts to go looking for you,’ Judge Murrough Connellan told the defendant.
Russell replied that at the time his solicitor checked the Garda stations and there were no summons for him.The judge remanded Russell in custody with consent to bail of €750 to Wicklow District Court on October 28.