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kicked in head Jailed burglar Myles Connors convicted of assaulting man at house party 12 years ago

Myles Connors is already serving a four and a half year prison sentence for burglary

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The defendant was now 34 years old and the father of five children. Prior to this, he was a heavy alcohol and drug user. He had a heart attack and would not be in good health.

The defendant was now 34 years old and the father of five children. Prior to this, he was a heavy alcohol and drug user. He had a heart attack and would not be in good health.

The defendant was now 34 years old and the father of five children. Prior to this, he was a heavy alcohol and drug user. He had a heart attack and would not be in good health.

A man already serving a four and a half year prison sentence for burglary, was given an eight month concurrent term in jail for assaulting a man 12 years ago.

Myles Connors, with an address at the time of The Cottage, Coolcotts, Wexford pleaded guilty at Wexford District Court to assaulting Alan Walsh at Ferndale Park on December 27, 2009.

He was also charged with failing to appear in court on two occasions, in September 2009 and November 2010, having been released on bail.

Sergeant Victor Isdell told the court that the injured party did not wish to make a victim impact statement.

He had no lasting injuries as a result of the incident which occurred back in 2009.

Outlining the circumstances of the assault, the Sergeant said Alan Walsh, who was in his 20s at the time, was at a party in a house in Ferndale Park, with about 15 people in attendance.

The injured party’s sister was also there and following a disagreement, she and a number of others were asked to leave the house.

After they left, Mr Walsh was approached by Myles Connors and punched in the face, pushed to the ground and kicked in the head a number of times.

He became unconscious and woke up a few minutes later, being attended to by his sister. He sustained cuts and bruises to his arms and back and had a lump on his head.

He was brought to hospital but there were so many people waiting there that he left and later attended his GP. Sergeant Isdell handed a medical report into the court.

According to the sergeant, the defendant was subsequently arrested and admitted being involved in the assault.

The other two charges related to him failing to appear in court.

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He said the defendant’s previous convictions were for theft and burglary.

His most recent conviction was in Wexford Circuit Court on December 8, 2021, when he was convicted of an aggravated burglary and given a prison sentence of four and a half years.

Yvonne Dunne, solicitor said there was conflict between the injured party’s sister and the defendant and things got a bit heated. It was a long time ago.

Her client was now 34 years old and the father of five children. Prior to this, he was a heavy alcohol and drug user. He had a heart attack and would not be in good health.

She asked Judge John Cheatle not to add to the sentence the defendant is already serving.

Judge Cheatle imposed an eight-month prison sentence, backdating it to November 10, 2021, when his current sentence officially started.

He recorded the failure to appear summonses as taken into account.

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