A LANDOWNER has pleaded guilty to a gun attack on a neighbour.
Patrick Friel, from Ballynakillew, Glenswilly, was due to go on trial before a jury at Letterkenny Circuit Criminal Court today in relation to the attack in the townland of Ballynakillew on January 3, 2015.
However he pleaded guilty to two of the three charges today.
He admitted possession of an air rifle with a telescopic sight attached without a licence.
He also admitted a Section 3 assault causing harm to Gerard Sweeney under the Non Fatal Offences Against The Persons Act.
DPP barrister Patricia McLaughlin said the full facts of the case would be given at a sentencing hearing.
Judge John O’Hagan remanded Mr Friel on continuing bail to appear at Letterkenny Circuit Court in December.
He agreed to a request from the defence for a full probation and welfare report to be prepared on Mr Friel.
The judge said the victim Mr Sweeney should be asked to prepare a victim impact statement when sentence is given at the December sitting of the circuit court.