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  •   Home > News > National

    Ball-squeezing Irishman to fly with victim

    An Irishman who squeezed the testicles of a policeman in Queenstown may be escorted home by the officer he grabbed, a court hears.

    An Irishman being deported faces an uncomfortable flight home if he is escorted by the policeman whose testicles he squeezed.

    Anthony Joseph Twomey, 25, has been jailed for nine months after being convicted of assaulting four people during a fight in a Queenstown bar in October.

    When he was arrested, a belligerent Twomey squeezed Sergeant Mark Gill's testicles.

    In Invercargill District Court on Thursday, Judge Kevin Phillips said Twomey would never have been allowed a work visa if he had declared 11 previous convictions in Ireland, the Otago Daily Times reports.

    The court was told Sgt Gill would be one of the two officers escorting Twomey back to Ireland after he has served his sentence.

    "That will be an interesting 14-hour flight," Judge Phillips said. "I hope he keeps his hands to himself."

    Twomey will be escorted by two police officers, which will cost up to $15,000, because it is believed there is a warrant for his arrest in Ireland.

    But his lawyer Mike Newell says that is disputed.

    "I don't know whether he needs to be escorted. Police might want to verify that," he told NZ Newswire.


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