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Dad spat and said he had HIV

A MAN spat at gardai and claimed he had HIV after they investigated a disturbance on a Dublin bus.

Kenneth Gordon (41) claimed he had been injured on the bus at Celbridge Road, Leixlip, then became abusive when gardai said it was up to him to make an official complaint.

He spat at them in Leixlip Garda Station and told them he hoped they would catch HIV from him. He tried to assault officers at "every opportunity", Dublin District Court heard.

Gordon, a father-of-three of Northway Estate, Finglas, admitted breach of the peace and violent behaviour.

He admitted possession of a knife in a separate incident. Judge Alan Mitchell suspended a four-month sentence.

Hairdresser stole groceries

A TRAINEE hairdresser stole twice from the same store when he found it difficult to get work because of the recession, a court was told.

Abdelhafid Bensaada (39) was caught the second time he took groceries from the shelves.

Judge Bryan Smyth fined him €200 at Dublin District Court.

Bensaada, with an address at South Circular Road, admitted stealing from Tesco, Dolphin's Barn, last November 17 and 21.

The court heard €28 worth of stolen goods were recovered when he was caught.

Man denies threat to kill

A WEST Dublin man has pleaded not guilty to threatening to kill another man and causing criminal damage at a house.

Chris Dillon (48) had the case against him adjourned at Blanchardstown District Court for hearing on a later date.

Mr Dillon, of St Ronan's Green, Clondalkin, denies threatening to kill or cause serious harm to a man at St Mark's Crescent last August 17.

He also denies causing a breach of the peace, public drunkenness and damaging a concrete bench and two front windows at a woman's house at St Mark's Crescent.