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01 Dec 2021

Offaly man alleged to have assaulted garda sent forward for trial

Offaly man alleged to have assaulted garda sent forward for trial

Offaly man alleged to have assaulted garda sent forward for trial

THE book of evidence was served on a man charged with assault and with threatening behaviour at last week’s district court.

On June 16, 2021 at Birr Garda Station, Padraig Redmond (29) The Granaries Apartments, 2 Banagher, Offaly, is alleged to have assaulted Det Sgt Brian Jennings who was acting in the execution of his duty.

On the same date on Cloghan Road, Mr Redmond is alleged to have threatened to damage property. He was also charged with damaging a smoke alarm at Birr Garda Station.

Mr Redmond also faces a summons for resisting and obstructing Garda Helen Kelly Barrett in the execution of her duty at Birr Garda Station and with being intoxicated and threatening and abusive on the same date on the Tullamore road in Cloghan.
Mr Redmond was sent forward to the next sitting of Tullamore circuit court on December 7 2021. The summary matters were put back to January 12 2022.

Judge Catherine Staines told the defendant that if he intended calling an alibi he must inform the state within 14 days of last Wednesday’s date.

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