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Sunday 4 December 2016

Man lashed out as house searched by gardai

A DUBLIN man who
A DUBLIN man who "lashed out" at gardai searching his home under warrant had anger problems

A DUBLIN man who "lashed out" at gardai searching his home under warrant had anger problems after an injury he suffered in a serious assault, a court heard.

Mark Lennon (26) threatened the officers but apologised to them in a patrol car after his arrest.

Judge Patrick Clyne ordered a probation report on him and adjourned the case at Dublin District Court.

Lennon pleaded guilty to obstructing a garda search at his home on January 16.

The court heard gardai went to Derry Park, Crumlin for a search under the Theft Act. They went upstairs and met Lennon, who became immediately aggressive and abusive.

Threatened

He threatened the gardai and refused to co-operate with the search, the court heard. He had to be restrained before being arrested.

Lennon apologised to the gardai in the patrol car on the way to the station.

"He said he had a problem with his anger and rage due to a previous assault," the garda said.

The court heard he had previous convictions for offences including assault.

Lennon had been victim of a serious assault and since his discharge from hospital was prone to violent outbursts, his lawyer said.

Judge Clyne said he accepted this but was "a little worried about his history" and adjourned the case.

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