Man headbutted social worker who called to home

September 20, 2019

A man headbutted a social worker after she called to his home in Letterkenny for an appointment.

Patrick Mongan was due to appear at Letterkenny District Court charged with assault at Cashel Park on February 16th, 2018.

The court heard that social workers had called to the family home for an appointment with Mrs Mongan.

While there Mongan returned to the house and was drunk and got into an altercation with the social workers.

He became abusive and was asked to leave but he headbutted one of the social workers with a glancing blow.

He was arrested and charged with a Section 2 assault.

His solicitor Donagh Cleary told the court that his client in his 30s, struggles with alcohol and is currently undertaking an anger management course.

He was not in course as he had a medical appointment in Dublin with his wife.

Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until October 17th to get a victim impact statement from the social worker injured during the attack.