Woman turned nasty as Gardai tried to assist her

Things “turned nasty” when a woman who was being helped by Gardai to get a taxi in Dundalk became abusive to them, Inspector Martin Beggy told Dundalk Court on Wednesday.

Things “turned nasty” when a woman who was being helped by Gardai to get a taxi in Dundalk became abusive to them, Inspector Martin Beggy told Dundalk Court on Wednesday.

Geraldine Sherry (54), Cherry Gardens, Twinbrook, Belfast was charged with public disorder on August 25 last.

The court was told that the woman and her son were outside a bar in the town. Things were “amicable enough” at the start when Gardai were trying to help them get a taxi.

However, the scene turned nasty and Ms Sherry had become abusive when the Gardai went to arrest her son. Solicitor Conor MacGuill said that his client did not enjoy good health. The incident was something she very much regretted and he asked for leniency for her. Judge Alan Mitchell bound her over to keep the peace for six months and applied the Probation of Offenders Act.