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Garda who struck RTÉ cameraman receives suspended sentence

Garda Sean Lucey (42) has been given a 12-month suspended sentence after he struck RTÉ cameraman ‘Colm Hand’.

The incident occurred on the 6th of February 2016 during a protest between the right wing group ‘Pediga’ and counter protestors.

Lucey, who was a member of the Garda Public Order Unit, struck Colm Hand’s camera and hit him in the groin.

The jury found Lucey guilty by a ten-two majority.

Judge Greally described the act as “an unjustified act of aggression” and imposed a 12-month-sentence.

However, she intended to regard what Lucey done as an aberration and fully suspended the sentence.

-Sam Fitzsimons

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