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Kerry Teen Appears In Court Charged With Harassing Ian Wright

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

1:13 PM - 23 Sep 2020



A Kerry teenager has been charged with harassing former Arsenal and England international football player Ian Wright.

18-year-old Patrick O'Brien of Sycamore Court, Ashleigh Downs, Tralee appeared before Tralee district court this morning, facing two charges.

Garda Sergeant Eoin O'Donovan told Judge David Waters that he arrested 18-year-old Patrick O'Brien this morning on Ashe Street, Tralee.

The accused made no reply upon being charged.

Patrick O'Brien who appeared in court this morning accompanied by his mother.

The teenager is facing two charges: it's alleged that he, on the 11th May 2020, at a place unknown in the district court area of Tralee, harassed Ian Wright.

Mr O'Brien is also facing a second charge from the same date and location: it's alleged he did send by telephone a message that was grossly offensive, obscene and menacing.

Judge David Waters heard there is no objection to bail from gardaí.

He remanded Mr O'Brien on continuing bail and ordered him to reappear on the 18th November when jurisdiction will be decided.

*Reporting by Eamonn Hickson



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