Land­lord got to grips with man in house

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

A land­lord tried to re­move a man from a house fol­low­ing com­plaints about noise from neigh­bours, Sligo Dis­trict Court heard.

It ended in a con­fronta­tion be­tween the two men and an ap­pear­ance in court where each man was charged with as­sault­ing each other.

Uvis Vi­tolins (25) of 88 St Joseph’s Ter­race was charged with as­sault caus­ing harm to Michael Ley­don (49) of 30 St Joseph’s Ter­race on Oc­to­ber 23rd 2016.

When the case was called, solic­i­tors for both men in­di­cated that the de­fen­dants wished for the case not to pro­ceed.

Mr Ed­die Henry, so­lic­i­tor for Ley­don said his client had re­ceived an apol­ogy and noth­ing fur­ther has hap­pened since the in­ci­dent.

Mr Henry pointed out that Ley­don, a land­lord, was called to his house at lunch time fol­low­ing phonecalls from neigh­bours.

An in­ci­dent had taken place there when Mr Ley­don at­tempted to re­move Vi­tolins who was not the ten­ant of prop­erty.

In­spec­tor Paul Kil­coyne told Judge Kevin Kil­rane that it had been a se­ri­ous as­sault and there had been a lengthy in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the mat­ter.

“I am in a dif­fi­culty if they don’t wish to pro­ceed,” he said.

Ley­don told the court he had made up his dif­fer­ences with Vi­tolins and that he was happy enough now.

Asked what in­juries he had suf­fered by Judge Kil­rane, Ley­don said there was dam­age to his eye and face.

He was called to his prop­erty by neigh­bours who had heard scream­ing. Vi­tolins had pre­vi­ously been barred from the house.

Vi­tolins had never been a ten­ant of the house but his part­ner and child were liv­ing there, he said.

Ley­don said he didn’t wish to pro­ceed with the case. Judge Kil­rane said that in the cir­cum­stances he would strike out the case.Mr Tom MacSharry, so­lic­i­tor (for Vi­tolins) said his client also wished to with­draw his com­plaint. The charge against him was also sub­se­quently struck out by Judge Kil­rane.

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