Man had hack­saw blade

Wexford People - - NEWS -

A 37-year-old man who was out and about in Wex­ford with a hack­saw blade was or­dered by Judge Ger­ard Haughton to carry out com­mu­nity ser­vice in lieu of a prison sen­tence.

Wex­ford Dis­trict Court heard that fa­ther of two Gary Pit­man, with an ad­dress at 35 King Street, Wex­ford was dis­cov­ered at King Street by gar­daí in­ves­ti­gat­ing a re­port of a dis­tur­bance.

The de­fen­dant was mak­ing threats to an­other in­di­vid­ual at the scene and he failed to de­sist in this be­hav­iour when asked to do so by the of­fi­cers. It ap­peared that he had hid­den the hack­saw blade un­der a parked car.

In court, solic­i­tor Nigel Allen said his client had suf­fered a bro­ken nose ear­lier and that he was cov­ered in blood at the time he was ap­pre­hended.

Judge Haughton handed down a sus­pended five-month prison sen­tence for pos­ses­sion of an of­fen­sive weapon.

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