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Friday 22 September 2017

Drunk 'not welcome in his own home'

Judge David McHugh imposed a two-month sentence but suspended it for two years. (stock photo)
Judge David McHugh imposed a two-month sentence but suspended it for two years. (stock photo)

A drunken man threatened to hit anyone who came near him after he was told he was not welcome at the family home, a court heard.

Michael Talbot (29) became angry after his request to return home was refused by his family, Blanchardstown District Court was told.

Judge David McHugh imposed a two-month sentence but suspended it for two years, warning Talbot it was the "last chance saloon".

Talbot, of Virginia Park, Finglas, admitted public drunkenness and threatening and abusive behaviour in Deanstown Green, Finglas, on Feb-ruary 4.

Fists

Gda Sgt Maria Callaghan said gardai received a call about an intoxicated male.

She said Talbot was extremely agitated and asking people in a house if he could return home.

When told he was not welcome, he became irate, raised his fists and threatened to hit anyone near him.

Kelly Breen, defending, said Talbot suffered with anxiety in the past and used alcohol to self-medicate. She said he should not drink and is trying to stay alcohol-free.

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