Ex Garda found not guilty of stealing cider
East Coast FM report that a former probationary Gardai based at Bray garda station has been found not guilty of taking cans of cider, which had been stolen by two youths from a Centra shop at the Egan centre in Bray in June 2009.
No-one was ever prosecuted for the theft and the drink had been kept in the former garda’s Locker for eight months.
James Murphy of Duncormack in New Ross County Wexford, had pleaded not guilty to the charges and told the court that it was common practice at Bray garda station that drink which had been confiscated would be taken by gardai, a claim rejected by senior Gardai in Bray.
He was found not guilty of the charges after a Jury took just under two hours to return a with the verdict in Bray court yesterday.