Garda injured after man kicked off shoe and struck him in groin

first_imgA man who kicked off his shoes in a Garda cell left an officer needing medical treatment after he struck him in the groin.Officers arrested Matthew Heaphy in Letterkenny and taken to the local Garda station on February 23rd last. They put him in a cell but asked him to take the laces from his shoes in line with safety procedures.But Heaphy kicked of his shoe and struck the Garda in the groin forcing him to put his back out after he jerked backwards.The Garda had to receive medical treatment and was off work for some time.Heaphy, aged 30, from Hazelbrook Crescent, Letterkenny, appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with obstructing a peace officer.Heaphy, who has 37 previous convictions for various offences including drugs and traffic, pleaded guilty to the charge.His solicitor Patsy Gallagher told the court that his client had previous issues with both alcohol and drugs but was now clean.He said he had started an apprenticeship with a well-known hotel in Co Wicklow and was attempting to get his life back in order.Judge Paul Kelly said it appears the accused man had sorted himself out and applied the probation act.Garda injured after man kicked off shoe and struck him in groin was last modified: October 24th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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