Man broke garda’s nose at Mafia gig

A local man who broke an off-duty garda’s nose at a Swedish House Mafia gig at the Phoenix Park last year has received a suspended sentence of three years, reports Aoife Nic Ardghail and Declan Brennan.Front Clondalkin

Sean Hulgrain (23) of Thornfield Square, Clondalkin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assaulting Garda Wayne Keown causing him harm on July 7, 2012. He has 17 previous District Court convictions, including making a threat to kill. Garda Keown was at the concert with friends when a member of his group bumped into another group, including Hulgrain. One of Gda Keown’s friends had met Hulgrain previously on a holiday in Crete. Sergeant Joseph McLoughlan told John Byrne BL, prosecuting, that Hulgrain approached Garda Keown and said: “You’re a garda, aren’t you?” Read full story on page 25 of this week's Echo, Clondalkin Edition 22nd January 2015.


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