Case struck out after man paid €80 to hospital

Case struck out after man paid €80 to hospital

A MAN who “showed” a knife to the boss of a Celbridge takeaway after he was confronted for throwing snowballs at the shop’s front window has got a strike out in Blanchardstown District Court.

The court had heard that Brandon Fitzgerald had taken out the knife after he and the other man argued over the incident. Fitzgerald, aged 21, with an address at Buirg An Rí Walk, Balgaddy, Lucan, pleaded guilty to possession of a knife at Main Street, Celbridge, County Kildare, on January 12, 2017.

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The court heard it was reported that a number of youths were throwing snowballs at the front window of the takeaway. Gardai arrived at the scene and spoke to Fitzgerald, who had a knife on him.

Fitzgerald’s solicitor said drink had been consumed and his client had an argument with the shopkeeper.

 He said that two weeks before the incident, Fitzgerald lost his mother and the inquest had not taken place yet.

The case was before Judge David McHugh for Fitzgerald to pay €80 to Blanchardstown Hospital.

Fitzgerald’s counsel told Judge McHugh that the donation had been paid.

Judge McHugh struck out the case.