A person who tried to assault his spouse with a rake to cease her from going shoplifting in his native city has appeared in courtroom.
The person, who’s in his 20s, appeared at Letterkenny District Courtroom.
He’s charged with breaching a barring order below Part 33 of the Home Violence Act after visiting the household residence 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 automotive. I didn’t need her to go shoplifting.”
Garda Sergeant Jim Collins mentioned they have been objecting to bail being granted to the accused for concern he’ll come again to the household residence.
The person’s spouse gave proof that she was in concern for herself and their youngsters if the person will get drunk once more.
She informed Choose Ciaran Liddy “I’m terrified. He has accomplished 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 special man when he’s not ingesting 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 best way to stop her being struck.
Solicitor for the accused man, Mr Frank Dorrian, mentioned his shopper 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 mentioned the accused additionally had entry to a different tackle the place he might keep whereas the barring order was in place.
Having heard the appliance by Gardai, Choose Liddy mentioned he understood the lady’s considerations, was sympathetic to the couple’s state of affairs however was granting bail.
He mentioned he wished various circumstances to be positioned on the accused together with that he keep at a particular tackle, that he keep off intoxicants, that he avoid his spouse and that he present a cellphone quantity on which he may be contacted by Gardai.
The accused man addressed the courtroom and requested Choose Liddy if he might publicly apologise to his spouse.
He mentioned he had been going by 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.”
Choose Liddy adjourned the case.
Man claimed he swung rake at spouse to cease her going shoplifting was final modified: August thirty first, 2023 by