Man who broke neighbour's jaw and twice rammed her home has sentence doubled – Longford Leader

A Donegal man who twice rammed his neighbour’s home with his car, broke her jaw and tried to escape gardaí by swimming to Tyrone has had his jail sentence doubled by the Court of Appeal.

Leon Kelly had been sentenced to two-and-a-half years with 12 months suspended for criminal damage and assault causing harm to Ann Mitchell (62) in November of last year by Letterkenny Circuit Court.

The Director of Public Prosecutions had submitted to the Court of Appeal that an 18-month jail sentence was unduly lenient in the case.

The court heard that Kelly caused €13,000 worth of damage after ramming his vehicle into an Audi car owned by the Mitchells and caused criminal damage to their home before he broke Ms Mitchell’s jaw.

Kelly pleaded guilty at Letterkenny Circuit Criminal Court last November to assault causing harm on Ms Mitchell and criminal damage to her home at Beechwood

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