Pep­per spray used in dis­pute

Wexford People - - NEWS -

A NIGHT lub door­man who be­came in­volved in a dis­pute out­side the Cen­te­nary Stores in Wex­ford ad­mit­ted ob­struc­tion of a garda when he ap­peared at the District Court in Belvedere Road.,

Ed­mundas Liuki­mas, with an ad­dress at 21 Red­mond Cove, Wex­ford heard pros­e­cut­ing Garda Richie Fitzger­ald re­call at­tend­ing the scene at Char­lotte Street with two fel­low of­fi­cers in the early hours of a Septem­ber Sun­day morn­ing.

A num­ber of males had been in­volved in the dis­pute with door staff when 43-year-old Liuki­mas be­came in­volved though not work­ing at the time.

The 43-year-old ac­cused re­pelled ef­forts by Garda Fitzger­ald to re­strain him and an ar­rest was made only af­ter pep­per spray was de­ployed.

The de­fen­dant, who has been in Ire­land for 14 years, re­quired his se­cu­rity li­cence in or­der to con­tinue work­ing part time as a door­man, solic­i­tor Tim Cum­mings pointed out.

He was there­fore anx­ious to avoid a crim­i­nal con­vic­tion and of­fered to raise a con­tri­bu­tion to the garda benev­o­lent fund.

Mr Cum­mings also of­fered an apol­ogy on be­half of his client and sug­gested that Liuki­mas had gone to help ha­rassed col­leagues that night.

Judge Kevin Staunton ac­cepted that the ac­cused ap­peared to be of good char­ac­ter and al­lowed him un­til Oc­to­ber 1 to come up with €500.

On that ba­sis judge in­di­cated that, once he pays in time, the case will be struck out on the ad­journ­ment date.

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