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charity donation Drunk said he'd find out where garda lived and kill him​​​​, court hears


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A REVELLER drunkenly threatened a garda and told him that he was going to find out where he lived and murder him, a court heard.

Seán Cadden (34) was arrested after gardaí were called to a fight in Stillorgan, in south Dublin.

Judge John Lindsay ordered Cadden to make a €200 donation to charity and said he would strike out the charge, leaving him without a conviction.

The defendant, of Merville Avenue in Stillorgan, admitted threatening or abusive behaviour in Stillorgan village on June 19, 2020.

Sergeant Dylan Brady told Dún Laoghaire District Court gardaí were called to the scene following reports of a fight among a number of men.

Sgt Brady said Cadden was agitated, and was shouting at gardaí "what the f*ck are you going to do?"

He tried to break free from gardaí and told Garda Liam Carroll he would find out where he lived and murder him. The court heard Cadden had no previous convictions.

Defence solicitor Ronnie Lynam said Cadden wished to apologise to the garda for his behaviour.

Mr Lynam said Cadden had very poor recollection of what he had done, but accepted it was totally out of order.

Mr Lynam also said Cadden couldn't remember the remarks he had made and there was no malicious intention behind them.

Judge Lindsay adjourned the matter to January to allow Cadden bring money to court.

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