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Thursday 8 December 2016

Pregnant pub worker told gardai she would 'kill teens if they weren't arrested'

Tallaght DISTRICT Court

Anita Daynes was found guilty of a breach of the peace
Anita Daynes was found guilty of a breach of the peace

A pregnant pub worker who called gardai after she claimed three youths tried to rob her handbag, told officers she would "f**king kill the c***s" if they were not arrested.

Gardai said Anita Daynes (38) did not tell them about an attempted robbery but repeatedly claimed the youths were smoking cannabis in the park.

A court heard gardai found no evidence of drug taking.

Judge Patrick Clyne found Daynes guilty of a breach of the peace but said he'd strike out the matter if she donated €250 to the Vincent De Paul charity.

The defendant, of Fernwood Avenue in Tallaght, had denied threatening and abusive behaviour and resisting arrest.

Garda Geraldine Ross told Tallaght District Court she went to Fernwood Avenue on May 14 following a report of an alleged assault.

When she arrived, Daynes began roaring at her to arrest three young men, saying: "I want them arrested. They were smoking weed in the park".

Gda Ross said she asked Daynes if she had been assaulted, and she said she had not.

She said Daynes told her: "I'll f**king kill those c***s if they're not arrested".

Gda Ross said Daynes also resisted arrest, telling her "you're not arresting me", and "I'll get the best solicitor to get me out of this".

In her evidence, Daynes claimed she was walking home when three youths approached her and grabbed her handbag.

She punched one of them, and her brother, who was walking the dog, came upon them and they ran away.

She was "scared out of her wits" and rang gardai.

Daynes also claimed she told officers the youths tried to snatch her handbag.

Her brother, Alan Daynes, gave evidence that he saw three youths standing around his sister and he chased them away.

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