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Farmer pepper sprayed by Garda during seizure of horse

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A 63 year old farmer ended up being pepper sprayed during a grapple with a Garda when his horse was being seized in a field by a contractor working on behalf of the County Council.

“I was out on the main road and he began to push me all around the road,” said the Garda, adding that Kilfeather wanted to impede the contractor and remove the horse from the horsebox. “Eventually, I had to deploy pepper spray, the situation had deteriorated so much,” he said. Garda Lavin said Kilfeather told him they had no right to be doing what they were doing.

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