A person has appeared in courtroom attempting to hit one other man with an axe in Letterkenny.
Paul Van Leemput was earlier than Letterkenny District Court docket over the incident on November 24, 2022 at Cnoc Ard, Letterkenny.
Gardai had been requested by paramedics to attend the handle after they heard arguing from inside the home.
Sergeant Maurice Doyle informed the courtroom that gardai entered the sitting room and noticed Van Leemput brandishing the implement.
Officers additional noticed him swinging the hatchet axe, making an attempt to strike one other male and narrowly lacking. Van Leemput was subsequently restrained and the hatchet axe recovered.
The 63-year-old Van Leemput, of Cnoc Ard, Mountain Prime, Letterkenny, was charged that he did, whereas showing to be about to commit an offence to wit, assault, in the midst of a dispute, produce in a fashion doubtless unlawfully to intimidate one other particular person an article able to inflicting severe damage, to wit, a hatchet axe. The cost is opposite to part 11 of the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act, 1990.
Solicitor Mr Patsy Gallagher informed the courtroom that Van Leemput had the hatchet axe for reducing sticks for the fireplace. He mentioned his shopper has undergone a big medical process and had consumed alcohol on the day in query.
“The state of affairs with the alcohol mixed with the prescriptive remedy took over,” Mr Gallagher mentioned, including that Van Leemput has extreme mobility points.
“It was an unlucky incident and the opposite celebration concerned has no axe to grind, shall we embrace,” Mr Gallagher mentioned. “This was one of many small hatchets used for firewood. The chance of reoffending is on the decrease scale.”
Van Leemput has one earlier conviction, which works again 20 years.
Decide Ciaran Liddy mentioned he would deal with the matter as if Van Leemput is a person with none earlier. Van Leemput was fined €200 and given six months to pay.
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