A MAN was arrested on foot of a bench warrant arising out of an incident during which he threw a shoe at his mother.

Gardai gave evidence of the arrest of Liam McLaughlin (44) of Clamperland, Buncrana, on December 2, 2020.

McLaughlin was before Buncrana District Court.

McLaughlin had failed to appear at a previous sitting and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

Garda McNulty said that when formally charged, McLaughlin had replied: “I wasn’t aware of the court.”

The accused is charged with assaulting Mary McLaughlin.

Addressing Judge Pail Kelly, McLaughlin, who did not have legal representation, said: “I fell out with my mother. I accidentally threw a shoe at her. I’m sorry, like.”

Judge Kelly adjourned the matter to January 14.


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