Youths turned on Limerick building site security guard

Mike Dwane

Reporter:

Mike Dwane

A SECURITY officer guarding a construction site in Janesboro had his car damaged when he disturbed a group of youths who were trying to pull down a fence, Limerick District Court has heard.

A SECURITY officer guarding a construction site in Janesboro had his car damaged when he disturbed a group of youths who were trying to pull down a fence, Limerick District Court has heard.

Kenneth McNamara, 18, of Colbert Avenue, Janesboro, pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal damage arising from an incident in the early hours of November 26 last.

Inspector Seamus Ruane, Roxboro Road Garda Station, told Judge Eamon O’Brien that shortly after midnight on that date a security officer who was protecting the site at Marian Drive was “sitting in his own car when he observed a group of youths who attempted to pull down fencing” surrounding the site.

He had flashed his lights in an effort to deter the youths only for the group to then approach his car.

The court heard that Mr McNamara then broke the wing mirror off the security man’s car.

Mr McNamara, the court heard, had never been in trouble before and has no previous convictions.

His solicitor Darrach McCarthy indicated that his client was in a position to pay compensation for the damage.

Judge O’Brien adjourned the case to September 26 next with Mr McCarthy asking the state to indicate by that date what the amount of damage caused was.