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Man who pestered 87-year-old dementia sufferer for money has case adjourned

The harassment took the form of unwanted calls to the man’s north Dublin address, where he was “bullying” the victim for money, the court heard.
Andrew Phelan

A man who harassed an 87-year-old dementia sufferer by requesting money in unwanted visits to his home has had his case adjourned.

Bernard Joyce (43) pestered the “vulnerable” man in seven separate incidents at his house in north Dublin.

He had pleaded guilty and his case came back before Dublin District Court for a victim impact statement but Judge Bryan Smyth was told Joyce was in hospital and he adjourned the case for five weeks.

Joyce, of Briarfield Road, Kilbarrack, admitted harassing the man at the victim’s home between May 1 and October 19 last year.

The harassment took the form of unwanted calls to the man’s north Dublin address, where he was “bullying” the victim for money, the court heard.

CCTV was installed and there was video footage from seven incidents when Joyce called to the house, pestering the man for money.

These incidents were on May 1, May 10, June 15, August 12, August 30, October 17 and October 19.

The court heard a victim impact statement was available and the judge said this should be left over to the next court date in July.


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