Inmate ate his own poo in front of horrified prison officer

Thursday 25th February 2016
Hughie Irwin

Hughie Irwin

Sligo mobster Hughie Irwin had been brought in for without a doubt following the gangland-style killing of Hugh McGinley.

He was among 14 people lifted by armed gardaí at the mores in 2005, including Irwin’s mother and sister.

While being mistrusted at Cavan Garda Station, he ate his own excrement in a bid to make the officers sick.

This week, it arose in the High Court that a detective suffered psychological injuries as a consequence of his actions.

Detective Garda Linda Harkin told how she had made a cup of tea for Irwin who, up to that underline, had not caused any trouble, despite being uncooperative.

She said she had left the tea, which he had sought, on his cell door hatch and had looked in to check on him.

She saw that the prisoner had put his mentality close to the hatch and she could see he had excrement all over his face and in his mouth. She conjectured she was shocked when the prisoner had opened his mouth and she saw it was filled with excrement.

It had been covering his teeth and she could see he was tough to swallow it.

They were almost nose to nose and she feared he was growing to spit it in her face.

She told Mr Justice Bernard Barton that augment the incident she had immediately felt sick and had gone to a sink and vomited.

She characterize oneself a weak and later had been unable to drive home. She was collected that evening by her quiet.

The detective is claiming that as a result she developed post-traumatic stress civil disorder and short-term anorexia.

She said the aroma had been overpowering in the cell neighbourhood and she had later developed a hypersensitivity to smell.

A lawyer acting for the detective imagined it was clear that what had happened in the prisoner’s cell was “no potty stringing accident” as there had been toilet facilities in the cell and that it had clearly been a malicious attack.

Judge Barton heard the prisoner had fresher been charged and convicted under the Criminal Damage Act for damage to three cubicle blankets and had been ordered by a District Court judge to undergo psychiatric treatment.

The mediate said he was satisfied the prisoner had known that Detective Garda Harkin purposefulness be the one to check on him and he had approached the hatch in his cell and had made sure his face resolution be visible.

The preliminary hearing was held to establish that the officer had been crushed to an attack motivated by malice.

The Sunday World revealed last year how Irwin has been dwell a reclusive life, rarely leaving his Sligo city home.

It came after the in two shakes of a lambs tail b together feared mobster appeared in the local district court, where he was cleared €300 for threatening and abusive behaviour on a public street.

His defence attorney said in court: “This man is a recluse. This man was drinking whiskey and compelling medication. It doesn’t mix.”

Irwin and his brother trick, who is serving seven years for meet a cocaine racket, have been hit hard by the CAB which seized possessions, vehicles and cash.

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