Judge Marian O'Leary
A COUNTY Limerick farmer charged with handling stolen property had his case dismissed at Kilmallock Court.
Noel Crowley, aged 40, of Cappanafaraha, Bruree pleaded not guilty to the offence.
The stolen property he was accused of handling on June 15, 2015 at Cappanafaraha, Bruree was three 1,000 litre water troughs; twelve 90 litre water troughs; six rolls of half inch piping and two rolls of three-quarter inch piping with a total value of €3,320.
When the case was called, Sergeant Michelle Leahy said their witness was not available.
“The State wishes to withdraw the matter,” said Sgt Leahy to Judge Marian O’Leary.
Mr Crowley’s solicitor, Aonghus McCarthy said: “No objection.”
Later in the court sitting, Mr McCarthy made an application to Judge O’Leary to dismiss the case against his client.
“There is no objection by the State,” said Mr McCarthy.
“Belt and braces...” said Judge O’Leary, who dismissed the case against Mr Crowley.