Man called woman 16 times and said he would cut her mother’s throat

March 5, 2020

A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man who called a woman 16 times in less than half-an-hour and threatened to cut her mother’s throat.

Victim Lisa Kerr told Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal how Sean Strain harassed her on the evening of November 18th, 2017.

23-year-old Strain, who did not appear in court, had admitted calling the woman but denied threatening her in any way.

Ms Kerr told the court “I know his voice. I went to school with him and I know it was him.

“He called me names and put me in fear. He also said that he would cut my mother’s throat.

“The calls weren’t exactly nice and because of what he was saying I felt threatened.”

Solicitor for the accused Mr Patsy Gallagher said his client had admitted calling Ms Kerr but denied making any threats to you.

Mr Gallagher asked was it not the case that there had been some ‘history’ between her boyfriend and Strain, of Ros Suighle, Oldtown, Letterkenny and she accepted there had been.

Garda Stephen Fahy said he had interviewed STrain and that although he admitted calling Ms Kerr, he denied making threats to her.

Having heard the evidence, Judge Paul Kelly said he found the facts proven.

He ordered a bench warrant to be issued to bring Strain before the court.