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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Teen accused of spitting on Jerry McCabe statue

A court was told this week of how an arrested teenager allegedly spat on a commemorative statue of the late Garda Jerry McCabe while in custody at Henry Street Garda station.

The 16 year old, who was arrested for public order offences on May 28th, was reported to be threatening and abusive to Gardai while in the reception of the city Garda station when he spat on the sculpture.

It is also reported that he allegedly told Gardai that there isn’t enough of them dead.

At a hearing this week Judge Tom O Donnell ordered a probation report on the teen ,who has since been forthcoming with a written apology in relation to the incident.

Detective Garda Jerry McCabe was shot dead during a post office robbery in the county Limerick town of Adare almost 12 years ago.

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