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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Man made threats to garda

A VIOLENT drunk picked up a "caution" sign and threatened a female garda with it during a confrontation with officers at Busaras, a court heard.

Bevan Burbridge (38) threatened the garda before hurling racist abuse at an attendant at the station.

The case against him was adjourned when he admitted a series of public order offences at Dublin District Court.

Burbridge, with an address at the North Circular Road, admitted breach of the peace and failing to obey gardai in several different incidents

Garda Joanne Myles said she was called to a disturbance at Busaras at 2pm on July 31 last.

The defendant was highly intoxicated and became verbally abusive to the garda when she spoke to him.

The officer told the court: "He said 'get out of my face or I'll bust your head'.

"He picked up a yellow caution sign and threatened me with it."

The court heard that on June 23, Burbridge arrived late at the Santa Maria Hostel in the city centre and was not allowed in. He began kicking and punching the front door, and also kicked a staff member's car.

The court was also told he had 52 previous convictions.

Judge John O'Neill adjourned the case, for another judge to deal with the charges.

aphelan@herald.ie

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