Stole ham roll
AN ARKLOW man who stole a ham roll and a can of Coke worth €4 was told that it could just be the ‘most expensive ham roll he ever got’ at Arklow District Court.
Ben Boland of 16 Meadow’s Lane was charged with commiting the offence at Dunnes Stores, Bridgewater Centre, Arklow, on November 29, 2016.
The court heard that he ordered the roll and walked out without paying for it or the drink.
A charge of intoxication in public at Bradshaw’s Lane, Arklow, was also brought in relation to an incident on October 8, 2016. The court was told that gardaí found Boland lying down vomiting and arrested him for his own safety.
Judge Alan Mitchell imposed fines totalling €250 and warned that, in future, it would be wise to pay for an item in the shop rather than having to face a court fine which is infinitely more expensive. NINE horses perished in a serious fire which destroyed a large barn near Blessington last Tuesday, July 18.
The blaze is reported to have broken out shortly after 6 p.m. and calls from concerned neighbours flooded in to Wicklow Fire Service.
Such was the extent of the fire, it could be seen for miles around. A fire crew from Blessington was dispatched at 6.25 p.m. to Ballynascullogue Lower, Oldcourt, and when officers reached the scene, the barn was covered in flames and smoke.
Officers quickly realised that the premises was used as stables and concern for the animals grew when no sounds could heard coming from inside the building.
Within minutes of the crew starting to fight the fire, the roof collapsed and, given the nature of the incident, a decision was made to request the water tanker from Naas Fire Station, which was mobilised with an additional fire crew.
‘Fire crews remained on scene for the following three hours extinguishing the fire and assisting gardaí by removing metal sheeting and collapsed sections of the building from the bodies of the horses inside. Fire crews noted nine dead horses at the scene before handing over to gardaí,’ said a spokesperson for Wicklow Fire Service.
Gardaí are currently investigating how the blaze started.
The road closure on the R747 on Monday morning.