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Kinsale man was ‘tasered' by gardaí

August 1st, 2017 10:40 PM

By Southern Star Team

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A 21-YEAR-OLD man who barricaded himself into his home in Kinsale, and is charged with assault and criminal damage, has been remanded in custody at a Kinsale District Court sitting in Bandon.

Jack Archer of 7 Roseabbey Cresent was tasered by members of the Garda Armed Response Unit at his home after he allegedly assaulted his stepfather and caused criminal damaged at the house.

Inspector Pat Meany told the court that as there may be other charges pending in this case, he was awaiting direction from the DPP and requested that the case be adjourned. 

However, Judge Tim Lucey said he was reluctant to remand Mr Archer in custody as the alleged incident took place on Friday June 9th and the case had already been adjourned once before.

‘Put a bomb under the DPP, we need to have this case dealt with as quickly as possible,' Judge Lucey said.

Solicitor Diarmuid O'Shea told the court that until the DPP issued instructions, Mr Archer could not be assisted by the probation service and that his client had nowhere to live at this time.

Judge Lucey remanded Mr Archer in custody by consent and adjourned the case to the Thursday August 17th sitting of Clonakilty Court.

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