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29 Jan 2022

Man appears at special Longford court sitting after allegedly threatening ISPCA inspector

Man appears at special Longford court sitting after allegedly threatening ISPCA inspector

Man appears at special Longford court sitting after allegedly threatening ISPCA inspector

A man has appeared at a special court sitting in Longford on Friday afternoon in connection to an incident yesterday which resulted in an ISPCA inspector being allegedly threatened with a knife and golf club.

The man, who is in his late 20s, was arrested and charged following an alleged incident at a residence in the county town yesterday at around midday.

It's understood the ISPCA official called to the property on foot of a report over concerns to the welfare of a number of dogs.

Upon the inspector's arrival, it's alleged the official was threatened with both articles.

Gardai immediately conducted an investigation and obtained a search warrant in order to carry out a search of the property where the incident is alleged to have occurred.

The ISCPA employee was unharmed during the episode.

It's understood a number of 'items of interest' were recovered as a result and a man was arrested before being charged.

He appeared at a special court sitting in Longford this afternoon and was granted bail, subject to a number of conditions.

He is due to reappear before Judge Seamus Hughes on February 16 next.

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