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Blade held to victim's neck over €20 debt

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A man who kicked in a glass panel of a friend’s flat door and threatened the victim with a Stanley knife because he owed him €20 has been jailed for two years. 

David Johnston (38) of Golden Lane, BrideStreet, Dublin 8, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to burglary on Cooke Street on November 14, 2019. He has 28 previous convictions. 

Garda Barry Mulvey told Katherine McGillicuddy BL, prosecuting, that the victim was watching television with his girlfriend when they heard banging and kicking at their front door. The woman heard someone shout “It’s your funeral” before the man went out ….read more

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