Off-Duty Garda Attacked With Samurai Sword

A court has heard how an off-duty garda was attacked with a samurai sword as he chased two men who had just robbed a shop.

Detective Garda Shane Kelly saw the raiders flee from the scene and chased them in his personal car. When he cornered their vehicle near Lucan one of the raiders used the sword to smash the detective’s windscreen.

Barry Delappe (41) of Harcourt Street will be sentenced next June for his role in the robbery. His co-accused, who attacked the garda, has already been sentenced to 20 months.

Delappe pleaded guilty to robbery and possession of a sword at the Gala Shop, Newcastle, Dublin on November 20, 2011.


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