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Four months' detention for Buncrana teen 30.07.07

A BUNCRANA teenager who "shouldered" an elderly man as he walked into a restaurant has been sentenced to four months' detention.
Daniel Doyle, Ballymacarry Lower, Buncrana, also admitted a public order offence in which he left a young local Garda with a black eye. He was not charged with assaulting the Garda however.
Doyle, 18, arrived at Tuesday's sitting of Buncrana District Court after spending two weeks in detention for contempt of court. Defence solicitor Patricia Dorrian conveyed her client's apologies to Judge Desmond Zaidan for "his remarks to you the last day" and pleaded for him to release her client.
The court heard that the local teenager attacked the Garda when he came to their attention in the town on May 13th, last year. He was "very intoxicated".
In an incident six months later, Doyle "shouldered" a 70-year old man who was walking into the Four Lanterns fast food restaurant on Buncrana Main Street, at 7.10pm on November 12th, 2006. Garda Patrick Henry told the court that the elderly man was "shook up by the matter".
Ms. Dorrian said her client, was a hardworking labourer who was rarely unemployed. She said his incarceration at St. Patrick's Institution in Dublin, had had "more than a sobering effect on him". Judge Zaidan imposed a sentence of two months in respect of each charge and ordered that the sentences run consecutively. Bail was granted in the event of an appeal.
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