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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Drunk stumbled on to arson attack scene and became irate when gardai asked him to leave

Garda Sergeant Maria Callaghan said Gray was drunk and unsteady on his feet.
Garda Sergeant Maria Callaghan said Gray was drunk and unsteady on his feet.

A DRUNK man who walked on to a crime scene became irate when gardai asked him to leave.

Francis Gray (34) was on his way home when he wandered into the driveway of a house which had been damaged in an arson attack.

Garda Sergeant Maria Callaghan said Gray was drunk and unsteady on his feet.

She said gardai were at a house on Wellview Avenue which had been the subject of an arson attack.

Sgt Callaghan said the garda asked Gray to leave, but he became irate and was arrested.

Judge David McHugh fined Gray €50, and said he was impressed with the way he had come to court and dealt with the matter. The defendant admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to public drunkenness and threatening and abusive behaviour.

The offences took place a short distance from his the defendant's home at Wellview Avenue in Mulhuddart, at around 2.15am on August 14 last.

The court heard the defendant has eight previous convictions, but hasn't been in trouble since 2004. Gray, who is unemployed gave no excuses for his behaviour.

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