July 23, 2024

A person who was caught by Gardai with a machete-type knife in his backpack at Letterkenny Bus Station has been jailed for 5 months.

Ross Lappin appeared by videolink at Letterkenny District Court docket.

Garda Sergeant Jim Collins instructed the courtroom that at 12.38am on September twenty ninth, 2023, Gardai obtained a name to say a person was appearing suspiciously.

Once they arrived they discovered Lappin, aged 31, and searched him below the Misuse of Medicine Act.

They discovered he had a “machete-type’ knife in his possession and had no purpose for having the weapon.

Gardai stated he was cooperative and was charged.

The earlier evening at 1am Lappin, who’s initially from Northern Eire, had been arrested at Pizza Max at Decrease Fundamental Avenue in Letterkenny after being drunk and aggressive to employees.

The courtroom was instructed that Lappin has 85 earlier convictions for a variety of offences each right here and within the UK.

His solicitor, Mr Rory O’Brien, stated his shopper his shopper first wished to apologise to anyone he had offended on the pizza takeaway.

He added that his shopper had suffered from each alcohol abuse and psychological well being points and had been left a “damaged and bereft particular person” when these two have been married collectively.

“He was finding out engineering and had all the pieces going for him however nature and nurture mixed and there was a breakdown of his general psychological well being prior to now variety of years,” stated Mr O’Brien.

He added that this was not helped by the sudden dying of his mom aged simply 69 final 12 months.

Nevertheless, Mr O’Brien stated his shopper does have a future forward of him and that he now is aware of that alcohol shouldn’t be a technique to medicate himself.

He stated Lappin plans to return to schooling in Northern Eire as soon as he will get out of jail.

The accused addressed the courtroom and instructed Choose Eiteain Cunningham that he had been “taking place the flawed path” and apologised for making anyone uncomfortable saying he simply wished to be “a good individual.”

Choose Cunningham convicted the accused and jailed him for 5 months however backdated the sentence to when Lappin went into custody on September thirtieth final.


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