GLUE BANDIT TO PAY MORE THAN €4,000 IN COMPENSATION

first_imgWilliam James McElwaineA man who glued the locks of dozens of cars and homes has appeared in court to pay compensation to his victims.William James McElwaine, 28, appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal to pay another €300 to his victims. McElwaine faces a total of 29 charges of criminal damage on at least ten different occasions between September 2012 and May 2013.His arrest follows a spate of glue attacks on property which left more than €4,000 worth of damage to the homes of young families and pensioners.The court was told that McElwaine, of Earlsfort, Buncrana, has paid a total of €1,700 to compensate his victims.Pensioners and young families at Ballymacool Terrace in Letterkenny were locked out of their homes when their front doors were super-glued.A series of other attacks then occurred at various locations across the town.Such was the high number of incidents that a local locksmith even offered a special dal to those targeted to have their locks replaced.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client continued to gather the money to compensate his victims.He also asked for a psychiatric report on his client.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until May 21st to allow for further payments to be made.GLUE BANDIT TO PAY MORE THAN €4,000 IN COMPENSATION was last modified: February 19th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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