A Donegal solicitor has raised questions over a delay over CCTV footage in a case involving his consumer.
Sean Gallagher is earlier than the courtroom charged with having a knife and making threats at Dunnes Shops in Letterkenny.
The 45-year-old from Burnside Park, Letterkenny is in custody at Castlerea Jail having been denied bail in September. Gallagher appeared at Wednesday’s sitting of Letterkenny District Court docket through video hyperlink.
His solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher was knowledgeable that there had been an additional delay within the case.
“For some purpose, the DPP (Director of Public Prosecutions) is unable to activate a pc and take a look at a brief video,” the solicitor mentioned. “He’s in problem, given the place he’s and given his household commitments.”
Sergeant Jim Collins mentioned there was a problem over CCTV. He mentioned Gardai would re-send a replica to the DPP.
“I can’t perceive this and I do know that Mr Gallagher could be very irritated,” the solicitor added.
Sergeant Collins consented to the case being put into Thursday subsequent, October 12, for instructions and Gallagher was remanded in custody by Decide Éiteáin Cunningham to look on that date.
Gallagher is charged with an alleged offence on August 21, 2023. He was charged that, at Dunnes Shops, Oldtown Street, Letterkenny, he did with out lawful authority or affordable excuse have with him in a public place a kitchen knife for inflicting damage to or incapacitating an individual.
Beforehand, Sergeant Collins advised the courtroom that the accused had ‘a quantity’ of earlier convictions, together with 5 for assault and 14 for theft.
At a listening to when Gallagher was denied bail, Mr Gallagher mentioned that the defendant is ‘adamant’ that there was no knife in his pocket. He mentioned a knife shouldn’t be seen in CCTV footage of the alleged incident.
The case will come earlier than Letterkenny District Court docket once more on October 12.
Solicitor claims DPP can’t activate pc and watch CCTV footage was final modified: October fifth, 2023 by