MAN WHO THREW BOW SAW AT NOTORIOUS BURGLAR TOLD HIS CASE WILL BE STRUCK OUT

first_imgMatthew Lafferty: Had bow saw thrown at him by neighbourA MAN who found notorious burglar Matthew Lafferty living beside him lost his temper and threw a bow saw at him, a court has heard.William Kelly (56) from Ballykeeran, Kilmacrennan, was a quiet man who kept himself to himself, a solicitor told Letterkenny District Court. But after serial burglar Matthew Lafferty moved into a rented house next to him outside Kilmacrennan, Mr Kelly found himself a victim of crime.His house was burgled and property stolen.On January 30 last year Mr Kelly was cutting hedges with a bow saw when he spotted Lafferty at the side of the house next door.“He flung it at Lafferty and missed and hit the house, breaking a window,” said defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher.Mr Kelly was charged with the production of article in course of dispute and criminal damage.The owner of the house who rented it to Lafferty has reported the cost of repair at €200.“Although Mr Kelly himself was the victim of burglary and criminal damage he accepts he acted in an entirely inappropriate manner. He is semi-retired and keeps a few horses and has never been before the courts before,” said Mr Gallagher in mitigation.Judge Kelly ordered William Kelly to pay €200 for the damage and to make a €150 donation to the Donegal Hospice.“If he does this by February 17th, I will strike the matter out,” said the judge.MAN WHO THREW BOW SAW AT NOTORIOUS BURGLAR TOLD HIS CASE WILL BE STRUCK OUT was last modified: January 21st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Judge Paul KellyMatthew LaffertyWilliam Kellylast_img

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