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'serious consequences' Dublin man 'can't even remember' swinging his fists and shouting 'f**k off' at gardaí

Liam Donnelly (23) also ran from officers before he was caught and arrested.


AN apprentice plumber "swung his fists" and shouted obscenities when gardaí arrived at the scene of a street fight in central Dublin.

Liam Donnelly (23) also ran from officers before he was caught and arrested.

Judge Bryan Smyth fined him €300 when he admitted public order offences.

Donnelly, of Kippure Park in Finglas, pleaded guilty to threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour and garda obstruction.

Dublin District Court heard gardaí were called to Strand Street Great, Dublin 1 on September 8, 2019.

They were told there was a fight going on and when they arrived, the accused was at the scene acting in a very threatening manner, a garda said.

He was shouting obscenities, saying "f**k you" and "f**k off," and swinging his fists. He then fled but was stopped after a short foot chase and arrested.

Donnelly had taken too much alcohol on the night and "can't even remember" what happened, his solicitor said.

Convictions for public order offences would have "serious consequences for his livelihood and future", he added.

The judge fined the accused on the obstruction charge and took the other into consideration.

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