FORMER COUNCILLOR HELD IN CUSTODY AFTER PHONING EX-PARTNER

first_imgGareth Reid being brought back into court in handcuffs for his hearing. Newspix Irl.A former Donegal politician was held in custody today after a court heard he broke an order not to contact his former partner.Former Fine Gael county councillor Gareth Reid admitted phoning his former partner four times to tell her of a relative’s death. However the former public representative’s phone number had been blocked from contacting the woman but he did leave messages.A previous order had warned Reid, 31, not to make any contact with the woman.Inspector Goretti Sheridan objected to bail asking how many times did he have to be told not to make contact with the injured party.Judge Paul Kelly remanded him in custody this morning and Reid, of Lawnsdale, Ballybofey, again appeared at Letterkenny District Court this afternoon.Reid, of Lawnsdale, Ballybofey, faces numerous charges including thirteen of domestic violence.A previous court sitting heard claims that the 31 year old father of three had phoned the woman 30 times over one weekend.The woman was so in fear of Reid that she has left Co Donegal and was living elsewhere.Solicitor for the accused Kieran Dillon said Reid realises that he has messed up.But Judge Kelly said he was disturbed at the frequency of the messing up.“Can he not comprehend that he cannot contact the injured party? However, I am conscious of the fact that the contact was not direct,” he said.He adjourned the matter until May 15th when a number of matters will come before the court and released Reid on bail.However he added “He has not to make any contact with the injured party. I am getting fed up with explaining this.“Your persistence is being noted when I am going to deal with the matter.”FORMER COUNCILLOR HELD IN CUSTODY AFTER PHONING EX-PARTNER was last modified: March 25th, 2014 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) Tags:breached ordercourtdonegalGareth Reidpartnerlast_img

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