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Thug jailed for starting row that led to fatal stabbing of teenager in Dublin

A man in Dublin who stole a cyclist’s electric bike two years ago which led to a brawl that resulted in a teenager being stabbed to death has been jailed for two years, reports RTE.

Gavin Donner, 20, stole a bike with an address on Ravensdale Road in East Wall but then shouted ‘back up’ when confronted by the cyclists.

Josh Dunn, 16, who arrived at the scene with some friends, was fatally stabbed in a confrontation that took place on January 26, 2021.

Donner wheeled and drove his moped onto the pavement and broke the windows of a house before stealing a delivery cyclist’s electric bike outside Lidl that night, reports RTE.

When confronted by two cyclists, he shouted “Back me up, back me up” at Josh Dunn and his friends, who were passing by for pizza.

Josh grabs Donner’s moped for him when the fight starts, but is stabbed to death.

CCTV video of what happened was shown in court today and Josh Dunn’s family members were present.

One of the delivery men, Jorge Gonzaga Bento, was acquitted of his murder last year.

Donner’s co-defendant Tiernan Ryan, 27, homeless, was late to the scene but was caught up in the commotion and was today jailed for nine months.

Senior lawyer James Dwyer said Donner, now 20, had a troubled past, enduring a series of family tragedies as a child and starting to drink and take drugs as a teenager.

Judge Martin Nolan said Donner “behaved very badly on the night in question,” reports RTE.

The maximum sentence is five years, but taking into account his guilty plea and his age at the time, the judge jailed the 20-year-old for two years.

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