Sunday 17 December 2017

Teen stopped by gardai with knuckleduster was stabbed two days later

A TEENAGER who was found with a knuckleduster at a bus stop was the victim of a very serious stabbing only two days afterwards, a court heard.

Adam Doyle (19) spent 10 days in intensive care following the stabbing in May last year.

He was before the courts for sentencing after a judge ordered Doyle to complete the offender reparation programme.

His solicitor, John O'Leary, asked the judge to sentence Doyle, saying that in view of what he had been through he "doesn't want to be around the Tallaght area".

Judge James McDonnell fined him €250.

The defendant, of Marley Court North in Rathfarnham, had admitted before Tallaght District Court to possession of a knuckleduster.

The incident took place at a bus stop at Stonemason's Way, Rathfarnham shortly before 10pm on May 23 last year.

Garda Sergeant Carmel Henry said gardai were on mobile patrol in Rathfarnham when they saw Doyle, who was standing at a bus stop, discard an item on the ground.

Sgt Henry said gardai found a knuckleduster and a black backpack on the ground.

Doyle denied all knowledge of the items.


Mr O'Leary said Doyle was stabbed on May 25-- two days after this incident -- and spent 10 days in intensive care.

He said the defendant had family in Holland and spent much of the summer there, and only came back for the court case.

Mr O'Leary asked the judge to sentence Doyle, saying he did not want to be around the Tallaght area, and hoped to go back to Holland.


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