16 months in prison for burglary offences

A YOUNG man who admitted burgling two houses in the city was handed down a 16-month sentence at the last sitting of Kilkenny Court,

A YOUNG man who admitted burgling two houses in the city was handed down a 16-month sentence at the last sitting of Kilkenny Court,

William Delahunty, 9 Steeple Court, New Building Lane admitted the offences at a house in Clongowan on April 15 and at Whiteswood on the same date.

Garda Joe O’Keeffe told the court that gardai had obtained a bench warrant and searched the defendant’s address where they discovered a number of items, believed to have been burgled including a tv, an ipod and a set of keys. Three men were subequently arrested.

The defendant, who was one of the three men arrested was interviewed by gardai and questions were put to him in relation to the burglaries at Clongowan, He made full admissions in relation to the burglaries and also made admissions in relation to a second property which he entered by forcing in the back door.

The court heard that the 22-year-old has 25 previous convictions. The father-of-one has a heroin problem and is estranged from his family because of his drug problem. Judge John Lindsay imposed a ten month sentence and a six month sentence which he ordered run consecutively.