April 16, 2024

A person has been handed a jail sentence after stealing over €300 price of garments from the Subsequent retailer in Letterkenny.

Jimmy Ward was jailed for 2 months for the incident at Neil T Blaney Street, Letterkenny, on November 25, 2022.

Ward appeared through video hyperlink at Letterkenny District Court docket.

The 34-year-old, with an handle at Donegal Street, Ballyshannon, was charged with stealing garments, the property of Subsequent. The cost is opposite to Part 4 of the Prison Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act, 2001.

Sergeant Gerard Dalton advised the court docket that the accused man, together with a co-accused, entered the premises and eliminated a variety of objects of clothes.

The bundle of garments, with a complete worth of €320, had been nonetheless on hangers. On CCTV footage, gardai noticed Ward ‘stroll swiftly’ in the direction of a parked Peugeot van. A number of the objects had been discarded as Ward quickened his step.

Gardai had been in a position to establish Ward on the footage.

The court docket heard that Ward has ‘quite a few’ earlier convictions.

Ward’s solicitor, Mr Rory O’Brien, mentioned his consumer has been in custody for what he referred to as a ‘appreciable interval’.

Mr O’Brien defined that Ward grew up in very tough circumstances and was concerned with ‘varied sources’ earlier than changing into hooked on drink, medication and shoplifting.

“This all occurred in a crescendo the place he was hooked on heroin,” Mr O’Brien mentioned. “This was a really concerting interval. He has now handled this matter.”

He mentioned Ward has been in jail for the perfect a part of a 12 months and Ward is due for launch on February 23.

Decide Éiteáin Cunningham sentenced Ward to 2 months in jail and back-dated the sentence to October 2023.

Man who did ‘smash and seize’ at Subsequent retailer is jailed was final modified: February thirteenth, 2024 by Employees Author