Gardai seek remand in custody as man has nowhere to go

Published 13/02/2016 | 00:00

A man with no fixed abode faced a demand from gardaí that he should be remanded in custody on a criminal damage charge as he had nowhere to stay.

Joseph Walsh was brought before the District Court in Ardcavan by Garda Sergeant Cormac Sheridan on February 2.

The defendant was granted the services of Colette Culleton under the free legal aid scheme.

The sergeant said that Walsh was arrested the previous night after windows were broken at Ozanam House hostel, where he was staying.

The court was told that the accused man was found to have a screwdriver on him when the gardaí arrived.

The management at the hostel did not now want him back.

The sergeant also pointed out that twelve warrants had been required in the past to bring him to various court sittings.

Walsh was remanded overnight in the custody of the gardaí in Wexford to the Gorey sitting of the District Court the following day, February 3.

When he appeared in court the next day, bail was granted, and he was remanded to appear in court again in Wexford on March 7.

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