Pensioner, 70, who attacked Garda during arrest is fined

October 16, 2020

A 70-year-old pensioner who attacked a Garda has been fined €300.

Charles Lynagh appeared at Letterkenny District Court where he pleaded guilty to assaulting Garda Trevor Keating.

The court was told that Lynagh, of Carrigart, was arrested on July 18th, 2018 for his own safety.

However, during the arrest he punched Garda Keating in the face.

The court was told that Garda Keating did not suffer serious injuries and made little of the attack.

Judge Paul Kelly fined Lynagh €300 and gave him six months to pay.