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Sunday 22 September 2019

Man sustained brain injury after robberies

A WEXFORD town man who has pleaded guilty to two charges of robbery had his sentence adjourned to allow for the preparation of various reports.

Rory Lonican, of 1 Carcur Cottages, Wexford, pleaded guilty before Judge Barry Hickson at Wexford Circuit Criminal Court to two charges of robbery.

He pleaded guilty to on June 20, 2010, at Redmond Road, Wexford, to robbing James Atkinson of a quantity of cash and a wallet. He further pleaded guilty to robbing Philip Devoy on June 20, 2010, at Redmond Road, Wexford, of a quantity of cash and a wallet.

Defence Counsel, Sinead Gleeson, told the court that after these events the defendant had received a very serious fall resulting in brain damage after which he was in a coma for a number of weeks.

She said she would be seeking various reports and asked that the defendant be remanded on bail to the October sessions for sentencing. Judge Hickson ordered that the defendant be remanded on continuing bail for sentencing to the October sessions.

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