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Thursday 20 September 2018

'Feud' teen guilty of abusive behaviour

A TEENAGER was found guilty of a breach of the peace after he shouted over to a neighbour: "There she is, there's the rapist's girlfriend."

Corey Plunkett's behaviour arose out of a feud between his family and their near-neighbours.

Judge Bridget Reilly ordered a probation report and adjourned sentencing to a date next January.

The 19-year-old, of Smyths Villas, York Road in Dun Laoghaire, was found guilty before Dun Laoghaire District Court of threatening and abusive behaviour.

Michelle Jenkins told the court she was walking down Smyths Villas around 4.15pm on June 4 last year when she saw Plunkett. She claimed Plunkett shouted at her: "There she is, there she is, look at her, there's the rapist's girlfriend."

Ms Jenkins, who lives with her partner four doors from Plunkett and his family, also said he shouted: "I broke his wrist and that's not all I'm going to do."

Judge Reilly found Plunkett guilty of a breach of the peace.

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