Saturday 22 October 2016

Mum got violent after neighbour row mix-up

A mum-of-two was arrested for hurling abuse at gardai
A mum-of-two was arrested for hurling abuse at gardai

A MOTHER-of-two was arrested for hurling abuse at gardai when she had a "rush of blood to the head" after they came to investigate a neighbours' dispute.

Lauren Dunne (20) had called the officers to complain that a neighbour was banging on her door and falsely accusing her over a broken window.

However, gardai mistakenly went to the house with the broken window several doors down and Dunne became abusive. Dublin District Court heard the misunderstanding was now resolved.

Judge Michael Coghlan applied the Probation Act, leaving Dunne without convictions. The accused, of Berry's Close, Spa Road, Inchicore, pleaded guilty to breach of the peace and failing to obey gardai outside her home, as well as violent behaviour at Kilmainham Garda Station.

The court heard the neighbour who banged on Dunne's door had been under the misapprehension that Dunne had broken her window.

When gardai instead called to the neighbour's house, that "kicked off her unacceptable behaviour," her barrister said.

A garda said Dunne was verbally abusive in the station and spat at gardai.

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