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Shock images Killer Sean Nolan smashed into three parked cars - hours before murdering partner


Sean Nolan crashed into a car on Goldsmith Street

Sean Nolan crashed into a car on Goldsmith Street

Sean Nolan crashed into a car on Goldsmith Street

THIS was the scene after killer Sean Nolan crashed his car while drunk hours before murdering his then partner Amanda Carroll.

Nolan, from Ashington Crescent, Navan Road, Dublin, was sentenced to life at the Central Criminal Court last week for Amanda’s murder.

He strangled her to death at her flat in Cabra after claiming to have got into an argument wit her.

Hours earlier, Nolan had been released from garda custody after crashing his car while drunk in Dublin city centre.

Reckless Nolan had been drinking from early morning of October 20 and drove while drunk to the Summit Inn in Howth. He crashed into a van while on the way to the Summit.

He later drove back to Dublin city centre where he crashed into parked vehicles on Goldsmith Street around 4.30pm that day.

Pictures of the aftermath of the crash show damage to three different vehicles.

Garda Kylie Byrne later told the court she responded a call following the crash and a witness told her she saw man in a green tracksuit who crashed the car and fled toward Eccles Street.

Nolan was later arrested by Garda Byrne on Eccles Street in relation to drink driving.


Sean Nolan car crash Goldsmith Street

Sean Nolan car crash Goldsmith Street

Sean Nolan car crash Goldsmith Street

He was later released but continued drinking and hours later Nolan murdered Amanda in her flat before fleeing the scene leaving her body to be found by her 16-year-old son Dennis who paid tribute to his mother in an interview with the Sunday World at the weekend.

In an emotional interview, Dennis said he'd never forget finding his mother's body and never forgive Nolan for what he did.

He described Nolan as a master manipulator who brainwashed his mum and further traumatised the family by lying about her in statements to gardaí.

Dennis also urged people to spend as much time as they can with their family and loved ones while they're around.

"She reared me on her own since I was born and I just can't thank her for the great things she did for me and the memories I cherish of her," Dennis said. "She was just a fantastic woman and I love her to bits.

"My ma had too much of a great heart. She was too much of a good, good person and he took advantage of that."

Dennis said his mother made him the man he is today and said he'd do anything to be able to have one more conversation with her.

"You never know when the time is up. Spend more time with your loved ones - always make sure you spend time with your ma and your da and your loved ones."

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