Had stolen bottles of horse medication

Portlaoise courthouse.

Portlaoise courthouse.

A Dublin man has been convicted and fined after being discovered with stolen bottles of horse medication in his car.

Clive Bass, of 7 Shancastle Close, Clondalkin, Dublin, was charged with handling stolen property, at Ballymullen, Abbeyleix; and making off without payment, at Topaz, Cork Road, Abbeyleix, both on March 5 this year.

Inspector John Lawless gave evidence, that gardaí stopped the defendant driving following numerous calls from members of the public. Five bottles of animal medication were found in his car, which were stolen from a vet’s.

Bass had also made off without paying for €40.63 of petrol from Topaz that day.

When arrested, he admitted the offences.

Bass had seven previous convictions, including criminal damage and public order offences.

Judge Catherine Staines asked why did he have the animal medication.

Defence for Bass replied that he had a horse for which he needed medication. Bass claimed the horse had a sore leg.

Judge Staines convicted and fined him €100.


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