Man charged with threat to kill two people

A 27-year-old has been charged with threatening to kill two people at Old Forge Road in Enniscorthy on Sunday evening last, November 27, under the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, 1997, following an incident in which a nine-year-old boy was attacked by a pitbull.

Niall Byrne, of 19 Forgelands, Enniscorthy, and is originally from Emmet Place, Carnew, appeared before Judge Gerard Furlong at a special sitting of the District Court in Gorey, last evening (Wednesday).

He has also been charged with three unrelated road traffic offences on a different date, including dangerous driving, and driving with no tax or insurance.

Garda Kevin Arnold gave evidence of arresting Mr.Byrne.

Mr Byrne’s solicitor Lana Doherty consented to her client being remanded in custody “under the circumstances”.

She told Judge Gerard Furlong that there was “no medical issue” but asked if he could make a recommendation to the prison governor for “protection in prison in the circumstances. “

He granted legal aid and remanded him in custody to appear before Wexford District Court via video link next Monday.

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