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Saturday 3 December 2016

Man roaring outside ex-partner's home: 'It appears he blows a gasket when he takes drink'

Blanchardstown

Amede Bakosa (41) Flat 4, Waverley Terrace, Harold's Cross, Terenure - threatening and abusive behaviour
Amede Bakosa (41) Flat 4, Waverley Terrace, Harold's Cross, Terenure - threatening and abusive behaviour

A MAN who was drunk and started to roar and shout outside his ex-girlfriend's house has been convicted and fined at Blanchardstown District Court.

Amede Bakosa, who has 16 previous convictions under the Public Order Act, was arrested after gardai were called to the Dublin house at around 12pm.

Garda John Hayes gave evidence that gardai received a call to say the defendant was standing on the footpath roaring and shouting.

He said Bakosa (41) did not enter the property and stayed out on the footpath.

Bakosa, of Waverley Terrace, Harold's Cross, pleaded guilty to using threatening and abusive behaviour at Gazelle Village, Tyrrelstown, on April 12.

He also pleaded guilty to being intoxicated on the same date.

On hearing evidence of the defendant's previous similar convictions, Judge David McHugh remarked: "It appears he blows a gasket when he takes drink."

Offences

Defence solicitor Jennifer Jackson said it was the ex-girlfriend who called gardai.

After Ms Jackson said it had been some years since Bakosa had last been in court, Judge McHugh said: "It seems once every four to five years he commits offences similar to this. That seems to be the trend."

He convicted and fined him €100 for the offence of using threatening and abusive behaviour and took the charge of being intoxicated into consideration.

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