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Criminal damage Father who smashed glass shop door after he was refused service gets nine months

The court heard that Harold had 75 previous convictions and recently received a lengthy sentence for robbery

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Nathan Harold caused €500 worth of damage to store door

Nathan Harold caused €500 worth of damage to store door

Nathan Harold caused €500 worth of damage to store door

A man became annoyed after he was refused service in a convenience store and kicked a glass door, smashing it, a court heard.

Father-of-two Nathan Harold (27) caused €500 worth of damage to the front door during a criminal damage incident in west Dublin.

Judge Miriam Walsh imposed a nine-month sentence.

The defendant, who is of no fixed abode but previously of Ratoath Avenue in Finglas, admitted causing criminal damage at Centra, Cappagh Road, Finglas on July 13, 2020.

Sergeant Maria Callaghan told Blanchardstown District Court that Harold entered the shop around 9am but he was refused service.

Sgt Callaghan said Harold kicked the glass door, smashing it, and causing €500 worth of damage.

The sergeant said Harold was identified from CCTV footage and later charged.

The court heard that Harold had 75 previous convictions and recently received a lengthy sentence for robbery.

Defence solicitor Valerie Buckley said Harold, a father of two young children, was not due for release from prison until October 2023.

Ms Buckley said Harold had his own difficulties with drink and drugs but was doing well in prison and was trying to make the most of his time there.

Ms Buckley also said Harold was "looking much better than the last time" she had seen him.

There was no reality to the defendant paying compensation, the solicitor added.

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