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Man gets suspended sentence over Love Ulster riot

Published 13/10/2008

A Dublin man has received a three-year suspended sentence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court for his role in the Love Ulster riot in Dublin two years ago.

John King, from Ceder Court, Ballybrack, pleaded guilty to violent disorder on February 25th, 2005, on O'Connell Street.

Detective Garda Damien Maher told Judge Tony Hunt that he saw King throw a large brick directly at members of An Garda Siochana who were standing about 10 feet away from him.

The 32-year-old was arrested and later gave a false name and address to the Gardai.

Judge Hunt suspended the three-year jail term on condition that King keep the peace and be of good behaviour for five years.

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