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Monday 26 August 2019

Youth given time to pay compensation

A YOUNG south Wexford man has been given until February to come with around €600 so he will have reached half of the compensation he owes five people for damaging the wing mirrors on their cars in Kilmore in May 2009.

Philip Sutton, of 25 Hazelwood, Bridgetown, appeared before Wexford District Court again on the charge last week where Eva Lalor said her client had saved €400 in his post office account and had brought another €250 in cash to court with him.

'Just about a quarter,' noted Judge Patrick Clyne, pointing out that Sutton had caused damage to the tune of €2,442.

Judge Clyne said he would like to see the process of gathering the compensation speeded up by Sutton, who is in receipt of social welfare and saving €20 per week – as ordered by the court – into a post office account.

Sutton said he would be able to save more and he was told to have half the compensation available by February 2012, when Judge Clyne indicated that each of the injured parties will receive half of what the defendant owes them for damaging their cars and adjourned the case until February 7 next.

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