Finglas Man who assaulted two Gardai gets 2 years

by Gazette Reporter

A man who assaulted two gardai and bit one in the thigh after breaching a protection order on New Year’s Eve has been jailed for two years.

Michael Talbot (33) went on to scream abuse at gardaí and smeared blood all over his jail cell after he was eventually arrested, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard.

Talbot, with an address in Virginia Park, Finglas, Dublin pleaded guilty to two counts of assault causing harm to Garda Yehoshua Graham and Garda Greg Barron at an address in Finglas on December 31, 2018.

He also pleaded guilty to one count of breaching a protection order on the same date. Further counts of criminal damage to the cell and public order offences were taken into consideration by Judge Karen O’Connor.

Handing down a three year sentence with the final year suspended, Judge O’Connor said the biting attack was “particularly nasty”.

Talbot had been drinking and taking drugs when he decided to call at the house of a woman who had taken a protection order out against him. When gardai arrived he attacked them, and had to be subdued with pepper spray.

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