Wednesday 13 December 2017

In breach of his bail four times


A WEXFORD YOUTH who breached his bail conditions on four separate occasions had his case adjourned until November 19 when he appeared before Judge Patrick Clyne at last week's sitting of Wexford District Court.

John Roche (19), 41 Liam Mellows Park, Wexford was charged with full burglary at 20 Lower George's Street on July 15, 2012, with theft from Mount George on July 17, 2012 and with failing to comply with a direction from a member of the gardai at Common Quay Street, Wexford on August 1, 2012.

Inspector Pat McDonald said on August 8 certain bail conditions were placed on Roche including a curfew and not to associate with certain people.

He said Roche was seen by gardai on September 10 at 1.35am, on September 29 at 1.30am and again at 2am.

On August 13 at 1.15pm he was seen in the company of people he was directed to stay away from.

Acting for Roche solicitor Tim Cummins said Roche didn't understand the significance of the curfew.

'Has your client got a teddy bear and then he'll understand what it means to breach bail conditions', said Judge Clyne.

'Is someone going to give him a thick ear', Judge Clyne queried.

'I haven't given him a thick ear', replied Mr. Cummins.

'Where's his mammy, maybe she'll give him one', said Judge Clyne.

Roche agreed to abide by his curfew from 9pm until 7am, to stay away from three named individuals and to stay sober in public and Judge Clyne adjourned the case until November 19.

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