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Monday 23 October 2017

Dad admits exposing himself in garda cell

A FATHER-of-five exposed himself in a cell at a garda station after he had been arrested for a street fight.

John Morley (29), a butcher, had little recollection of the incident and was "highly embarrassed", Blanchardstown District Court heard.

Judge David McHugh gave him a two-month suspended sentence.

Morley, of Deanstown Drive, Finglas, pleaded guilty to causing a breach of the peace at the Cardiff Inn, Cardiffsbridge Road, also in Finglas on March 11 last.

INDECENT

He also admitted indecent behaviour in Finglas Garda Station on March 12.

The court heard gardai were called to the scene of a fight outside a pub at 11.43pm.

They viewed CCTV footage and identified two men, including the accused, who was subsequently stopped and arrested.

A female garda was jailer at the station and as she carried out a routine check, Morley was exposing himself in the cell and "using vulgar terms".

He had previous public order and other convictions.

Asked to explain his "lewd behaviour", Defence Solicitor Kelly Breen said Morley had been extremely intoxicated and had a very poor recollection.

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