Tuesday 16 January 2018

'Appalling list of crimes' against Wexford man (21)

Pleas from David Lawlor (21) of 61 St Aidan's Crescent or 33 Windmill Hill in Wexford that he has turned his life around did little to impress Judge Gerard Haughton.

The District Court considered five motor insurance offences, two burglaries and two counts of possessing illicit drugs, with the defendant entering guilty pleas.

Lawlor also admitted involvement in an outbreak of violent disorder outside a Wexford night club which left an Italian man nursing injuries.

Solicitor Tim Cummings pointed out that since the events which landed him before the court, Lawlor had become a father and he was now working full time as a scaffolder.

The defendant was accompanied at the court sitting in Ardcavan by his mother who heard the judge tell her son he was inclined to put him in prison.

Lawlor had refused as long ago as 2012 to engage with the Cornmarket Project and, more recently, he had not attended appointments with the probation service.

The offences being considered amounted to an appalling list of crimes, the judge observed

A final chance to cooperate with the probation service was allowed, with an adjournment to May 23.

Wexford People

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