Pinned pizza delivery man against a car during robbery
A solicitor told Bray District Court he was concerned about a client’s state in court.
‘He may be under the influence of alcohol,’ said Conway O’Hara on the matter of Patrick Moorehouse (32), Rocky Valley, Kilmacanogue.
Moorehouse told Judge William Hamill he was fit to proceed and was pleading guilty to robbery at Quinsboro Road in Bray on March 16.
Inspector Denis Whelan told the court that Moorehouse pinned a pizza delivery man to a car.
His co-accused took pizzas and €90 while the delivery man was being accosted.
The court heard it was traumatic for the injured party.
Moorehouse was arrested later and admitted the offence.
The co-accused has already been before the courts and paid €500 compensation to the injured party. Solicitor Conway O’Hara said that his client had been drinking for a number of days before the incident.
He said that his client clearly has a difficulty with alcohol.
Judge William Hamill ordered similar compensation be paid by Moorehouse. The case was adjourned to February 12 for payment and a probation report with community service to be considered.