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Monday 5 December 2016

Drunk attacked owner of Indian restaurant

Eamon O'Connor refused to leave the Bombay House restaurant in Skerries and as he attempted to stand up from a table he pulled the contents of the table over. Judge Conal Gibbons described it as being like a
Eamon O'Connor refused to leave the Bombay House restaurant in Skerries and as he attempted to stand up from a table he pulled the contents of the table over. Judge Conal Gibbons described it as being like a "scene from Fawlty Towers"

A man who was drunk and demanded alcohol from a restaurant after he was informed they had stopped serving alcohol lunged at the owner and headbutted him, a court was told.

Eamon O'Connor refused to leave the Bombay House restaurant in Skerries and as he attempted to stand up from a table he pulled the contents of the table over. Judge Conal Gibbons described it as being like a "scene from Fawlty Towers".

Sergeant Tony Tighe told Balbriggan District Court that O'Connor and another man went into the restaurant to drink more alcohol.

They were informed by owner Happa Singh the premises was no longer serving alcohol as it was after 11.30pm on a Sunday.

Mr Singh gave both men cans of Coca-Cola, but they continued to demand alcohol. O'Connor attempted to stand up but was unsteady on his feet and ended pulling the contents of a table onto the floor, explained Sgt Tighe.

Scene

When Mr O'Connor was leaving, he lunged towards the owner and attempted to headbutt him and slight contact was made.

Judge Conal Gibbons remarked: "It's like a scene out of Fawlty Towers."

O'Connor (36), of Parkview, Park Road in Rush, pleaded guilty at Balbriggan District Court to assaulting Happa Singh at Bombay House restaurant, Strand Street, in Skerries, on September 21, 2014.

Defence barrister Patrick Jackson said the defendant was out drinking with a friend and drank shots and shorts.

Judge Gibbons ordered O'Connor to make a payment of €1,000 to the restaurant owner and adjourned the case until October 22.

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