April 15, 2024

A infamous anti-vaccine extremist barricaded himself right into a Co Donegal property earlier than being arrested within the early hours of this morning.

Antonio Mureddu was introduced earlier than a particular sitting of Letterkenny District Court docket on foot of 5 excellent bench warrants.

Three of the warrants have been issued at Ennis District Court docket whereas the opposite two have been issued at Ballyshannon District Court docket.

Detective Garda Sergeant John O’Sullivan of Ballybofey Garda Station gave proof of arresting Mureddu.

Garda Sergeant Jim Collins advised Decide Ciaran Liddy that Gardai have been objecting to bail within the case.

Decide Liddy requested the accused man if he was legally represented.

He replied that he was not really Antonio Mureddu however was a trustee and requested for his handcuffs to be eliminated which Decide Liddy agreed to.

Mr Mureddu mentioned the courtroom had no proper to listen to his case saying that he needed to coach the folks.

“You kidnapped me this morning. I’ve just one man to reply to and that’s God. Who gave you the correct to return to my place,” Mureddu requested Gardai.

Sergeant Collins outlined his objections to bail.

He counseled the actions of Detective O’Sullivan and his staff noting Mureddu had barricaded himself into the home in Ballybofey the place he was hiding out.

Sgt Collins mentioned the costs have been of a critical nature and the Director of Public Prosecutions had consented to trial by indictment on the Circuit Court docket.

This associated to the alleged assault of Garda John Hanley.

Mureddu is charged that on August tenth, 2021, at Knockaneen, Ennis, Co Clare, he did assault Garda James Hanley, with intent to withstand or forestall the lawful apprehension or detention of himself.

He additionally faces fees of harmful driving on this date and two different street visitors issues arising from Ballyshannon Court docket in Co Donegal.

Sergeant Collins mentioned the courtroom has not recognized of Mureddu’s whereabouts for the previous two years and that he’s an Italian nationwide.

He mentioned he feared that if granted bail he can be a flight threat.

He added that the seriousness of the alleged assault towards Garda Healy gave him trigger for critical concern that if launched he would commit extra critical offences.

Having thought-about the bail utility, Decide Liddy mentioned he was refusing bail.

He outlined a variety of causes for his determination together with that he had taken 5 earlier bench warrants, that he thought-about him a flight threat and his lack of engagement with the courts.

“This means this gentleman is unlikely to respect any order this courtroom could make,” he added.

Mureddu was remanded to Castlerea Jail to look at Ennis District Court docket tomorrow (Wed).

Infamous anti-vaxxer arrested after barricading himself into Ballybofey property was final modified: March thirteenth, 2024 by Workers Author