A person who tried to assault his spouse with a rake to cease her from going shoplifting in his native city has appeared in court docket.
The person, who’s in his 20s, appeared at Letterkenny District Court docket.
He’s charged with breaching a barring order underneath Part 33 of the Home Violence Act after visiting the household house whereas intoxicated.
He’s additionally charged with assaulting his spouse and son and stealing alcohol value €78 from a neighborhood store.
The accused, who can’t be named, was arrested at an tackle in Letterkenny yesterday (Wed) by Gardai.
When charged the person replied “I didn’t swing the rake at my spouse, I swung it on the automobile. I didn’t need her to go shoplifting.”
Garda Sergeant Jim Collins stated they had been objecting to bail being granted to the accused for worry he’ll come again to the household house.
The person’s spouse gave proof that she was in worry for herself and their kids if the person will get drunk once more.
She instructed Decide Ciaran Liddy “I’m terrified. He has carried out this earlier than. He obtained bail earlier than and he nonetheless got here again. I needed to get a safety order for my very own security.
“He’s a unique man when he’s not consuming alcohol.
“It’s not truthful on me and the youngsters as they’re going again to highschool.”
She added that her husband had swung the rake at her however that she jumped out of the way in which to stop her being struck.
Solicitor for the accused man, Mr Frank Dorrian, stated his consumer had suffered a current tragedy in his life and had taken to alcohol earlier than signing himself right into a psychiatric hospital after this incident.
He stated the accused additionally had entry to a different tackle the place he might keep whereas the barring order was in place.
Having heard the applying by Gardai, Decide Liddy stated he understood the girl’s considerations, was sympathetic to the couple’s scenario however was granting bail.
He stated he needed numerous situations to be positioned on the accused together with that he keep at a particular tackle, that he keep off intoxicants, that he steer clear of his spouse and that he present a telephone quantity on which he may be contacted by Gardai.
The accused man addressed the court docket and requested Decide Liddy if he might publicly apologise to his spouse.
He stated he had been going by way of a tough patch for the previous six weeks and had “gone off the rails.”
He apologised and swore by no means to drink once more.
His spouse replied “I’ll take your apology.”
Decide Liddy adjourned the case.
Man claimed he swung rake at spouse to cease her going shoplifting was final modified: August thirty first, 2023 by