Re­leased on bail and went on to com­mit of­fences that night

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A man re­leased on bail at a sit­ting of Sligo Dis­trict Court went on to com­mit fur­ther of­fences that night.

The court was told last Thurs­day that Ivan Gethins (27) of Gar­avogue Vil­las had been granted bail the pre­vi­ous Thurs­day but was ar­rested that night and brought be­fore a court sit­ting in Car­rick-on-Shan­non on Fri­day and was re­manded in cus­tody.

Gethins is charged with us­ing threat­en­ing and abu­sive be­hav­iour, be­ing in­tox­i­cated and the crim­i­nal damage of a garda van at Hol­born Street on Septem­ber 28th.

Mat­ters from the pre­vi­ous week’s court were also re-en­tered last Thurs­day where the de­fen­dant is fac­ing a raft of charges in­clud­ing tres­pass­ing, theft, crim­i­nal damage and driv­ing with­out in­sur­ance.

Judge Kil­rane told last Thurs­day’s sit­ting that the de­fen­dant’s be­hav­iour in court the pre­vi­ous Thurs­day was quite ir­ra­tional but he was ad­mit­ted to bail on strict terms and also for the pur­poses of pre­par­ing a de­tailed pro­ba­tion re­port and any other re­port which might be of as­sis­tance but he then went on to com­mit fur­ther of­fences.

“It was very dis­ap­point­ing that he was be­fore me the next day in Car­rick,” said the Judge, adding that Gethins could not be trusted in view of his re-of­fend­ing.

Judge Kil­rane said he still wished to pro­ceed with the plan of hav­ing the de­fen­dant as­sessed but this would now be done in cus­tody and he re­manded Gethins to Har­ris­town Court on Oc­to­ber 19 th for a pro­ba­tion re­port to deal with back­ground and other is­sues which would be of as­sis­tance in sen­tenc­ing along with a psy­chi­atric as­sess­ment. Bail was re­voked.

Mr Mark Mul­laney, solic­i­tor ap­peared.

Judge Kevin Kil­rane

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