Kildare meat factory worker before Naas District Court for stealing €2 worth of pudding from shop & assaulting Gardaí

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Kildare meat factory worker before Naas District Court for stealing €2 worth of pudding  from shop & assaulting Gardaí
8:04 Sunday 10th of March 2019

A man working at  a Kildare meat factory appeared before Naas District Court in connection to stealing Dennys puddings to the value of €2 and then assaulting two Gardaí.

The court heard how the accused pleaded guilty to the charges.

Sgt Brian Jacob told the court how the accused  at approximately 6.15pm,  at Day Break, Kildare,  was charged with the  theft of Denny pudding to the value of €2, on August 25, 2018.

He was also charged with breach of the peace and being drunk in public.

The accused was also charged with assaulting a female and male Garda, at Kildare Garda Station, on the same date.

Sgt Jacob said that when Gardaí arrived to Day Break, the accused became 'very aggressive' and that he 'tried to bite Gardaí'.

The court heard how he twisted Garda John Norton's thumb and spat in the face of another Garda.

Evidence was heard how he had no previous convictions.

Sgt Jacob said; "He had the money on him, he works in the local meat factory, there was drink involved."

Sgt Jacob said that both Gardaí have made a full recovery.

Defence Solicitor, Séamus Boyle, said that the accused was 'out of his tree' at the time and that he is prepared to come up with compensation.

Mr Boyle said: "He depends on his work, there is hard labour involved."

Judge Desmond Zaidan said that there was aggravating features.

The theft of the pudding was taken into consideration.

He was sentenced to three months for assaulting Garda Norton and three months for assaulting Garda Sharpe.

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