Army man was in ‘fisticuffs’

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A 28-year-old army man ob­served in a ‘phys­i­cal al­ter­ca­tion’ with an­other man out­side a night­club was ar­rested after he ver­bally abused a Garda who in­ter­vened. Be­fore the court was Kevin Noone of Car­ronreagh, French Park, County Roscom­mon who was charged with pub­lic or­der of­fences at JFK Pa­rade on July 22nd 2018. In­spec­tor Donal Sweeney said the de­fen­dant be­came ag­i­tated and very abu­sive to Sgt. Cathal Duffy and had to be ar­rested. Noone had a UK li­cence and told the Sergeant he was stay­ing in the Glasshouse Ho­tel but this was checked and there was no record of his stay­ing there. The de­fen­dant told his so­lic­i­tor Mr Tom MacSharry that he had been as­saulted badly. He apol­o­gised for his be­hav­iour. He was a mem­ber of the armed forces. A ranger hold­ing the rank of pri­vate, she told Judge Kil­rane. He didn’t have any pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions. The Judge said in ex­cess of half of his cases in his list arose from al­co­hol. He said the in­ci­dent in­volv­ing the de­fen­dant was an amaz­ing re­sponse of ill tem­per. “To be in­volved at his age and in his po­si­tion in fisticuffs at 3.30 in the morn­ing is just amaz­ing.” The Judge ac­cepted that the de­fen­dant didn’t mean what he had said and was pre­pared to give him a chance. Mr MacSharry said the de­fen­dant had €500 in court and this was or­dered to be do­nated to a char­ity of the In­spec­tor’s choice. “You made a big mis­take but you’re get­ting a chance and have the good sense to take it,” the Judge told the de­fen­dant. The case was struck out.

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