Cork teenager jailed after calling gardaí 'pigs'

Cork teenager jailed after calling gardaí 'pigs'

GARDAÍ were verbally abused as pigs by a teenager who got aggressive with them near his home and today he was jailed for a total of four months for this and other crimes.

Jamie Russell, 19, got that overall jail term from Judge Olann Kelleher for being threatening and abusive to gardaí, for handling a stolen bicycle on another occasion, and for breaking into a car in the third incident.

Russell, of Presentation Close, Gurranabraher, Cork, pleaded guilty to all the charges against him at Cork District Court today.

Sergeant Gearóid Davis said that at around midnight on June 23, gardaí approached the accused on Presentation Road in Gurranabraher because he was drunk and a danger.

Sgt Davis said Jamie Russell shouted, “F*** off pigs and leave me alone.”

He then tried to run away from gardaí staggering into two parked cars.

Sgt Davis said that throughout this incident, Russell was very aggressive, very intoxicated, and shouting at gardaí.

Russell pleaded guilty to two public order charges arising out of this behaviour.

In the early hours of June 16, gardaí encountered him at Kenley Crescent in Bishopstown, sitting in a parked car and going through items that he found there. He admitted this offence.

On May 31 the defendant was stopped at Wilton Road in possession of a bicycle that had been stolen earlier. Asked to explain how he was seen 10 minutes earlier with no bicycle the accused man could not give any explanation for how he came to have the bike.

Russell pleaded guilty to handling stolen property arising out of this incident.

Judge Kelleher imposed an overall sentence of four months.

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