Man jailed for terrorising ex-partner

Galway Courthouse

The actions of a man who broke into his ex-partner’s house, left a used condom in a coffee cup and wrote the word ‘whore’ on an envelope were described as ‘disgusting’ by a Galway District Court judge, who jailed him.

The court heard evidence in the case against Adrian Przybsz of 2 Dunoran Apartments, Oranhill, Oranmore who pleaded guilty to being in breach of a protection order and to burglary on December 14, 2016 at a house in Claregalway, where his ex-partner and son lived.

Przybsz (37) had sent her text messages accusing her of having an affair. There were also a number of items missing from the house after his break-in/trespassing, including their child’s birth cert, memory sticks with photographs of them and a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses.

His own premises was searched and a number of the items were recovered.

The Polish national has five previous convictions and understood the gravity of the offences, according to his solicitor. The court heard Przybsz had been in a bad place at the time as he hadn’t accepted the break-up.

The injured party told the court she was still afraid of him, that he still had access to their son, but in a way which meant they never had to meet one another.

Judge Mary Fahy said it was bad enough to take personal items from the house but that what he did was appalling.

“This man got a suspended prison sentence before and the message has to go out to him and others,” she said.

She convicted him, giving him six months for the burglary and a further six months consecutive for being in breach of the protection order.

Recognisances were fixed in the event of an appeal.