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Serious instrument Man told gardai hurley that had knife attached was for his own protection

He pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon at Silver Street, Nenagh, on December 12, 2019

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A man has been jailed for a total of six months after gardai in Nenagh seized this hurley that had a knife attached.

As well as possession of the offensive weapon, the man had been charged with handling stolen goods and public order.

He pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon at Silver Street, Nenagh, on December 12, 2019.

The court heard had been was found with a hurley that had a knife and a blade screwed to the end of it.

He told the gardai it was for his “protection”.

The judge described the weapon, which was produced in court, as a “very serious instrument”.

She jailed defendant for six months for possession of an offensive weapon, with three months suspended, making it a total of six months for all offences.

The court heard that the man had 46 previous convictions, including theft, firearms, sale and supply and possession of drugs and dangerous driving.

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