NewsCrime & CourtFarmer wins appeal over stolen goods jail sentenceBy Staff Reporter – December 29, 2014 1221 Print WhatsApp Facebook Previous articlePost-Christmas sales discounts to be among the best on recordNext articleNursing body gets red card Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Linkedin Email Advertisement by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A COUNTY Limerick part-time farmer, who works “day and night and all the hours that God gives” has won his appeal on a conviction for buying stolen goods at a “knock-down” price.At Limerick Circuit Court, Judge Tom O’Donnell heard that 39-year-old Malcolm Dick (39) of Riverfarm, Ballycarney, Clarina pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods when he bought a Ifor Williams trailer and a Major tractor operated log splitter.The items were seized from Mr Dick’s farm in May of this year.The trailer and log splitter were stolen from farms in Kilmallock and North Cork. The trailer, which was valued at €2,000 the log splitter worth €920 were purchased by Mr Dick for a “knock-down” price of €400.At the original hearing in Limerick District Court, the father-of-three admitted to Gardaí that he knew the items were stolen after he was approached by an unnamed individual and offered them for sale. The court was told that Mr Dick had 25 dairy cows on a 109 acre farm and that he also worked as a truck driver at night to supplement his income.During the Circuit Court appeal, defence counsel Pat Barriscale BL said that Mr Dick had been assessed for suitability to complete community service in lieu of a prison sentence.Officers with the Probation Services concluded that because of Mr Dick’s working regime he was unsuitable to carry out community service. The District Court therefore imposed a prison sentence on those grounds.It was claimed by the defence that the prison sentence was unfair and imposed through “no fault of his own”. This was not challenged by the State.Granting the appeal and applying the Probation Act, Judge O’Donnell said that he noted the circumstances in the case, the fact that there were no previous convictions and that the accused man had made very early admissions.
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At Old Trafford, United produced a comeback reminiscent of the glory years of the watching Alex Ferguson to continue their recent upturn.But they had to do it the hard way, with Ibrahimovic initially denied an 18th goal of the season in a contentious incident late in the first half.Leaping to meet Anthony Martial’s left-wing cross, the Swede jabbed the ball past goalkeeper Victor Valdes at the near post, only for referee Lee Mason to rule it out.United’s players, and Jose Mourinho, contested the decision, and there was worse to come when Grant Leadbitter drilled Boro in front from Alvaro Negredo’s knock-down in the 67th minute.But Ibrahimovic did get his goal in the 85th minute, tucking in Martial’s cross, and barely a minute later Pogba headed in the winner from Juan Mata’s cross.It was the perfect ending as Sir Alex Ferguson celebrated his 75th birthday!Champions Leicester City claimed a much-needed win, beating West Ham United 1-0 courtesy of Islam Slimani’s 20th-minute header to climb six points clear of the relegation zone.Swansea City made a demoralising start to life without sacked manager Bob Bradley, slumping to a 3-0 home defeat against Bournemouth that kept them at the foot of the table.Goals from Benik Afobe, Ryan Fraser and Josh King gave Bournemouth victory, with first-team coach Alan Curtis taking temporary charge of Swansea.Andre Gray became the first Burnley player to score a Premier League hat-trick as Sean Dyche’s men beat third-bottom Sunderland 3-1 to climb to 11th place.Gray scored three times in the first 53 minutes at Turf Moor, with Ashley Barnes netting a penalty before Jermain Defoe replied for the visitors.Matt Phillips and Wales’s Euro 2016 star Hal-Robson Kanu scored as West Bromwich Albion came from behind to win 2-1 at Southampton, who had centre-back Virgil van Dijk sent off late on for two bookable offences.Share on: WhatsApp Willian extends Chelsea run, Pogba sinks BoroLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Willian scored twice as Chelsea claimed a record-equalling 13th consecutive Premier League victory by beating Stoke City 4-2 on Saturday to provisionally move nine points clear at the summit.Stoke twice hit back to level after falling behind at Stamford Bridge, but Willian’s second goal and a late Diego Costa strike saw Chelsea match Arsenal’s run of 13 wins within the same season from 2001-02.Antonio Conte’s side pulled nine points clear of second-place Liverpool, who host third-place Manchester City later in the day in an explosive climax to the calendar year.Manchester United came perilously close to seeing their own winning streak end, only for late goals by star signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba to secure a 2-1 home win over Middlesbrough.It was sixth-place United’s fifth straight league win and took them to within a point of fourth-place Arsenal, who host Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace on New Year’s Day.Chelsea welcomed back N’Golo Kante and Costa from suspension for the visit of Stoke and took a 33rd-minute lead when Gary Cahill headed in a corner from Cesc Fabregas.Bruno Martins Indi equalised within seconds of kick-off in the second half, slotting in after Peter Crouch nodded down Charlie Adam’s free-kick.After Willian had restored the hosts’ lead, lashing in from Eden Hazard’s lay-off, Crouch drew Stoke level again in the 64th minute when he tapped in Mame Biram Diouf’s cross.But Willian put Chelsea back in front a minute later and Costa’s late strike sealed victory.– Gray hat-trick –