State drops ¤500 taxi fare dodge charge

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

THE State has dropped a charge against a 28-year-old asy­lum seeker who took a taxi from Tralee to Sligo Dis­trict Court cost­ing ¤500 ear­lier this month.

It was al­leged that Waleed Khan, a na­tive of Pak­istan and for­merly of Globe House, Sligo, made off without pay­ing the ¤500 taxi fare on ar­rival at the court­house where he was due to ap­pear on a pub­lic or­der charge on 7 th Septem­ber.

He was ar­rested and brought be­fore a sit­ting of the Dis­trict Court that day and re­manded in cus­tody.

Last Thurs­day Sligo State Solic­i­tor Mr Hugh Sheri­dan said he was of­fer­ing no ev­i­dence in the case.

Judge Kevin Kil­rane struck out the charge and told Khan he was free to go.

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