Court hears details of threats allegedly made by Limerick brothers

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

THE Special Criminal Court has heard details of the threats which were allegedly made by brothers, Wayne and John Dundon, against four members of the same family over an eight month period in 2010 and 2011.

THE Special Criminal Court has heard details of the threats which were allegedly made by brothers, Wayne and John Dundon, against four members of the same family over an eight month period in 2010 and 2011.

Opening the prosecution case, Tom O’Connell SC said all of the threats were made after one of the alleged injured parties, April Collins, ended her eight-year relationship with Ger Dundon who is a brother of the accused men.

Wayne Dundon, 33, of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect has pleaded not guilty to a total of seven charges, while John Dundon, 30, of Hyde Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston denies two charges.

Mr O’Connell alleged that in September 2010 Wayne Dundon told Alice Collins he would have her sons, Gareth and Jimmy killed. On another date Wayne Dundon is alleged to have told April Collins if her mother visited her again she would be “leaving in a body bag”.

He is also alleged to have told her that her brother, Gareth, would not “make it past the gates of Limerick Prison” when he is released.

It is alleged that in April of last year John Dundon, while standing on the roof of a garden shed at April Collins’ home, told her he was looking for a place to bury her mother.

The trial is expected to continue until the middle of next week.

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