JUDGE SAYS IT WAS WRONG TO GRANT BAIL TO FORMER COUNTY COUNCILLOR

first_imgA judge has said it was wrong to grant bail to a man who has terrorised his ex-partner after being released by the courts.Former county councillor Gareth ReidFormer Donegal County Councillor Gareth Reid appeared in court yesterday as part of long-running court battle. Reid, of Lawndale, Ballybofey, has broken a barring order against his ex-partner on numerous occasions despite being warned to stay away from her.His case was adjourned to yesterday at Letterkenny District Court for a probation report.A previous sitting of the court heard how Reid warned his ex-partner he would ‘put a bullet between her eyes’ after they had a row.Judge Paul Kelly said he was gravely concerned at the content in the probation report.He said Reid was blaming others instead of taking responsibility for his actions and also has serious questions about his attitude.“I’m concerned about his behaviour and he really needs to address the concerns the court has,” said Judge Kelly.The court was told Reid currently signs on at his local Garda station three times a week but this was reduced to just one signing.Solicitor Kieran Dillon said his client had also surrendered his passport and was requesting it back so he could attend a friend’s stag party in the UK.Judge Kelly granted the application and said he could have the passport from today but must return it on July 21st.He adjourned the case until January next year.JUDGE SAYS IT WAS WRONG TO GRANT BAIL TO FORMER COUNTY COUNCILLOR was last modified: July 18th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:county councillordonegalGareth ReidJudge Paul Kellylast_img

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