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Heroin addict robbed shop at knifepoint

ENNIS Circuit Criminal Court has heard how a heroin addict robbed an Ennis shop at knifepoint and how a local man then made heroic efforts to apprehend the criminal. Michael Gammell, 29, formerly with an address at Ivy House, Barrack Street in Ennis, received a three-year jail term, with one year suspended, at a sitting of the court in the past week. Sergeant Mark Murphy explained that on May 23 last at approximately 9.25am, the accused entered O’Connor’s Shop in the Market in Ennis, with a hooded jacket over his head. A female shop assistant was serving customers there and he demanded that the €50 notes be given to him. “He had a scarf covering his face and a hood and a small, sharp kitchen knife, not a bread knife. She opened the till for the lotto machine and there was €80 or €90 in it and as she did that, he told her and another customer not to ring the …

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