Landlord got to grips with man in house
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.