Sunday 23 October 2016

Man threatened refuse collector with a bullet


Oxigen bins
Oxigen bins

A man who produced a revolver and handed a bullet to a refuse collector over a dispute about the collection of his bins has walked free from court with a suspended sentence.

Philip Nolan (46) was living in Fairlawn Road in Finglas when Craig Palmer (18) was in the estate collecting rubbish as part of his job with Oxigen.

Judge Martin Nolan sentenced the accused to three years in prison but suspended it in full and ordered him to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for three years.

Detective Garda John Harrington said Nolan approached the bin lorry and complained that his rubbish hadn't been collected.

The driver looked through the list and confirmed that Nolan's address was not on it.

Nolan reappeared holding a gun before handing a bullet to Mr Palmer telling him: "Make sure you collect all the bins in the area."

Nolan of Berryfield Drive in Finglas, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to intimidation and production of a revolver on December 27, 2012.

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