April Collins tells Dundon trial in Dublin that she was “terrified” by threats to kill

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APRIL Collins has told the Special Criminal Court that she was “terrified” and “scared” when Wayne Dundon threatened to kill her and one of her brothers after he called to her home in March of last year.

APRIL Collins has told the Special Criminal Court that she was “terrified” and “scared” when Wayne Dundon threatened to kill her and one of her brothers after he called to her home in March of last year.

In her evidence, the mother of three said Wayne Dundon was “very angry” when he called to her home at 84 Hyde Road Limerick on March 25, 2011.

She said he asked her why she had stopped bringing her children to see their father, Ger Dundon, who was in prison at the time.

The 24-year-old told Tom O’Connell, SC prosecuting, that Wayne Dundon told her: “If anything happens to my brother over you, I will kill you over it.”

Ms Collins, who spoke quietly throughout her evidence, said Wayne Dundon also accused her brother, Gareth, of being responsible for a fire at his (Wayne’s) home and he told her “he won’t get away with it, he won’t make it out through the gates.”

Ms Collins said she took this to mean the gates of Limerick Prison, where her brother is serving a sentence.

Later April Collins described how John Dundon called to her home at around 9pm on April 3, 2011.

She said he was “beating the door” and that he was shouting. She said he demanded to see her children before shouting that he was going to “f**ing kill you”.

A number of hours later, Ms Collins said she heard voices in her back garden. She told the court when she looked out of her bedroom window she saw John Dundon standing on the roof of her shed.

She claimed when she asked him what he was doing, he told her he was “looking for a good place to bury your mother.”

April Collins told the non-jury court she was “terrified” afterwards.

Wayne Dundon, 33, of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect and John Dundon, 30, of Hyde Avenue, Prospect have pleaded not guilty to making threats against four members of the Collins Family on dates between September 30, 2010 and April 4, 2011.

The trial is continuing this afternoon.