‘Disgusting items’ were left in hedge

A dispute over hedge cutting landed a Monasterevin man in court on a charge of using threatening or abusive behaviour in public.

A dispute over hedge cutting landed a Monasterevin man in court on a charge of using threatening or abusive behaviour in public.

Inspector John Lawless gave evidence that Keith Cash, 15 The Glebe, was cutting hedges at The Glebe on September 13, 2012, when he was approached by a husband and wife. A dispute began, during which he raised his voice and became abusive.

Cash has 22 previous convictions.

Defence, Mr Philip Meagher explained that the husband and wife were the developers of the estate. He said that over the last few months difficulties have arisen with works not being carried out in the area. Mr Meagher said that “items of a disgusting nature” were in the hedge, and Cash had been raking them out.

Cash was ordered to donate €300 and the matter was put back to November 14.