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Friday 9 December 2016

Man allegedly had slash hook after row

James Casey was charged with threatening behaviour Photo: www.doug.ie
James Casey was charged with threatening behaviour Photo: www.doug.ie

This is the young man who allegedly threw away a four-foot slash hook after gardai were called to a large public-order incident at a halting site.

James Casey (24) had claimed to gardai that he was seriously assaulted, but he did not make a formal complaint.

Judge Patricia McNamara refused jurisdiction and adjourned the matter to February for the book of evidence.

The accused appeared before Tallaght District Court charged with threatening and abusive behaviour and possession of a slash hook at his home at St Aidan's Halting Site in Tallaght on September 20, 2015.

The DPP has directed summary disposal of the matters in the District Court.

Outlining the allegation, Inspector Raymond Blake claimed gardai were called to a serious public order incident involving up to 20 people.

Insp Blake alleged Mr Casey was involved in the row, and he alleged to gardai he was the victim of an assault, but did not make a formal complaint.

Calmed

Insp Blake said gardai left the halting site after the situation had calmed down, but remained in the area keeping "a watching brief".

The inspector alleged the row escalated and he saw Mr Casey discard a slash hook behind a wall. Insp Blake claimed the weapon was four-and-a-half feet long.

Refusing jurisdiction, Judge McNamara said she did not deem the matter to be of a summary nature.

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