Friday 24 January 2020

Young man accused of breaching safety orders

Judge's gavel.
Judge's gavel.

JUDGE Gerard Haughton heard at last Wednesday's sitting of Gorey court how defendant Peter Winter, (24), of Crossfarnogue Villas, Kilmore Quay, was accused of breaching a safety order at Castleview, Mulrankin, on June 7, 2016.

It was alleged he called to the house of his 80-year-old grandfather, and it's alleged a hatchet and other implements were found in the yard. The occupants of the house locked themselves inside, and he was found in a shed, the court was told.

An application was made to remand him in custody, but barrister Jordan Fletcher said his client should be given bail.

He said he disputed these facts, and is entitled to a presumption of innocence. His client said he was invited to the house four times, and that his grandfather lashed out at him, and he took the implement off him and threw it away.

Judge Haughton remanded him on bail of €300, and ordered him not to have any contact or communication with the inured party, and to stay away from his residence. He must also sign on daily at Wexford Garda Station and keep the peace and be of good behaviour. The case was put back to June 20.

Wexford People