Knife was hid­den in un­der­wear

Bray People - - News -

AN ARK­LOW MAN who con­cealed a knife in his un­der­wear in pub­lic has been sen­tenced to six months in prison.

Der­mot Travers (20) from 4 Wick­low Ter­race was charged with pos­ses­sion of the knife at Main Street, Ark­low on July 4, 2008.

Garda Keith Blythe told the court that the ar­ti­cle was found in the course of a search af­ter the de­fen­dant’s ar­rest.

Mr. O’Dono­van for Travers told the court that his client was in­tox­i­cated on the night and has very lit­tle rec­ol­lec­tion of events.

He added that this is the long­est pe­riod in many years dur­ing which Travers has kept out of trou­ble.

He has 54 pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions. Judge Mur­rough Con­nel­lan said that he can­not ig­nore 54 pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions which in­clude tres­pass­ing with a knife.

He added that the knife was not con­cealed in the de­fen­dant’s un­der­wear for any rea­son­able pur­pose and said the pub­lic has to know that this be­hav­iour is un­ac­cept­able.

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