Man told Gardai “I’ll f****** burst you” after being released from custody

April 15, 2018

A 56-year-old Letterkenny man told Gardai ‘I’ll f****** burst you’ as he was being released from custody.

Joe McGill, of 29A The Maples, Lismonaghan, Letterkenny was bring released from Letterkenny Garda Station on 7 November, 2016.

McGill was informed that another person had not been released when he became ‘abusive and threatening’ as Garda Quinn directed him to leave the foyer.

Garda Sean Grant told Letterkenny District Court that McGill said ‘I’ll f****** burst you’ and ‘other obscenities’.

McGill was also charged with the theft of a Juice Audio Speaker from Tesco, Letterkenny, on January 26, 2018. A Tesco security guard followed McGill to the bus station before Gardai intercepted McGill and the property was recovered.

McGill told Judge Paul Kelly that he was engaging with the probation service.

Solicitor for McGill, Kieran O’Gorman said his client had a ‘serious problem’ with alcohol, but was ‘off the drink for quite a while’ and was ‘doing his best’.

Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the matter to the May 17 sitting of the court for a community service report to be prepared.


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