A 22-year-old man, who admitted to snatching a man’s cellular phone, was jailed for two years when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Oswald Cumberbatch, of Lot 86 Laing Avenue, Georgetown, stood before Magistrate Faith McGusty and admitted to the charge which stated that on July 2, 2019, at Croal Street, Stabroek, Georgetown, while using personal violence, he robbed Ansar Abdul of a cellular phone valued at $120,000 and a phone case valued at $2,000.The prosecution’s case stated that on July 2 at about 08:00h, the Virtual Complainant (VC) was walking along Croal Street, Georgetown, in the vicinity of the Route 40 minibus park, when he was approached by Cumberbatch who pushed him to the ground and relieved him of the articles. The defendant then tried to escape but he was grabbed by the VC and persons in the area. He was handed over to the Police.In plea of mitigation, the man told the Court, “I use to work at the wharf but I get stab up by one of the guys who worked there.” He further said that after receiving the injuries, he was unable to perform any duties like before and was left unemployed.“Is off of hunger and temptation caused me to rob the man, my daughter birthday is tomorrow (Thursday) and I’m very sorry for what I did, I know it’s wrong,” Cumberbatch said in mitigation.Magistrate McGusty, before sentencing the man, told him, “If it had not been for the man who held onto you, then you would’ve gone off singing Hallelujah”. She then sentenced him to two years imprisonment.
Burtonport MMA star Joseph Duffy makes his UFC debut this Saturday in Dallas against Jake Lindsay.Donegal UFC star Joseph Duffy makes his long-awaited UFC debut on Saturday night when he faces Jake Lindsay at UFC 185 in Dallas.Duffy is the latest in a long-line of Irish fighters to fly the Irish flag in the UFC octagon.However, Duffy will also have the Donegal flag draped around him when he goes into battle on Saturday. Duffy has enjoyed a dizzying nine months since making his return to Cage Warriors after a three-year sabbatical from MMA.He destroyed Damien Lapilus at The Helix in Dublin in his comeback fight then a simply stunning KO of Frenchman Julien Boussuge with a knee to his face put him firmly back on the UFC radar.It had been well documented how Duffy was the last fighter to defeat current UFC stars Conor McGrgeor and Norman Parke.So the UFC offered Duffy a lucrative contract and his dream move to the UFC was sealed. Duffy has been in an intense training camp at Tristar Gym in Montreal, Canada for the last six weeks.The world-famous gym took Duffy on-board once he signed for the UFC and that’s where he will be based from now on.Tristar coach Eric O’Keefe has been impressed with Duffy and believes the Burtonport man is destined for great things in the sport.O’Keefe said, “From all we’ve seen of Joe, he can take it to the top.“I think he’ll be a force to be reckoned with in the UFC,. “The sky is his limit.Duffy’s opponent has a decent record he win his first nine bouts in the UFC and was regarded as a future world champion.However, consecutive defeats have meant Lindsay is now fighting to save his career.Duffy knows he’ll faces a top-class opponent and there’s no such thing as an easy fight in the UFC. However, he’s confident he can do the business and get his UFC career off to a dream start in Dallas on Saturday night.A huge following of from Ireland and Wales are expected to descend on the venue and that will only add to Duffy’s armour.DUFFY DOES DALLAS – BURTONPORT MMA STAR READY FOR UFC DEBUT was last modified: March 12th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BowburtonportCareerDallasDebutdonegalIrelandJake LindsayJoseph DuffyMMASaturdayUFCUFC 185