first_imgA man assaulted another man after he thought he was spying on his children in his back garden.McGahern appeared at Letterkenny District Court.Edward McGahern, 39, attacked the man who had been looking over some fences as his daughter was considering buying a house in the area. Letterkenny District Court heard the victim was taking some measurements when he heard another man shouting at him.He initially ignored the shouts but then the accused approached him.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan said McGahern asked the accused why he was looking at his children and then pushed the victim and caused him to fall over and he banged his head.He began to bleed profusely and he was forced to go to hospice and get six stitches to treat his wound.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client, after seeing the man looking over a fence, put two and two together and “got one hundred and two.”He said the victim was not known in the area and the altercation had happened after a series of unfortunate events.“My client believed this man was there for another purpose and he was not. He wrongly and unfortunately believed he was there for another purpose and he is deeply sorry for what happened,” said Mr Gallagher.The court heard that McGahern, of Lui na Greine, Oldtown, Letterkenny had 28 previous convictions including five for assault.Judge Paul Kelly told Mr Gallagher “This is an appalling situation that a man going about his business is approached by somebody and then attacked no matter what your client’s mistaken beliefs were.”He adjourned the case and asked for a victim impact report on the case.MAN ATTACKED STRANGER WHOM HE THOUGHT WAS SPYING ON HIS CHILDREN was last modified: April 14th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:asaultcourtEdward McGahernletterkennyOldtownlast_img

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