Examples: [Collected via Facebook, April 2013]
Origins: This message purportedly identifying and picturing
We don't know how accurate this Internet-circulated account might be, other than to note that someone of the same name and age has had several
A few months later, that same publication reported the same man had been arrested (while out on bail for the GBH charge) for smashing a window at his girlfriend's home and then threatening police:
Joshua Gallagher, 23, who gave an address at Valley Road, Bude, appeared before Bodmin magistrates in custody on
He pleaded guilty to causing damage valued at £200 to the window and disorderly behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to two officers.
Jill Wilson, for the prosecution, said that police were called to a property in Bude in the early hours of
He agreed to go and stay elsewhere and the police left.
However, at about 1am they were called back and arrived to find a double-glazed window had been smashed at the woman's flat and Gallagher was now inside with blood on his hand and a cut to his arm.
Arrested for causing criminal damage, he became verbally aggressive to PCs Flynn and Theobald, shouting, swearing and making threats to kill them. He had to be restrained.
Mrs Wilson said that Gallagher had previous convictions for violent behaviour in a police station and had been jailed in 2009 for assaulting an officer.
A court listing for Truro (an administrative center in Cornwall) indicates that a named Joshua Max Gallagher appeared in court there for sentencing on
Still, we don't know if the person pictured above is the Joshua Gallagher referenced here, or whether the account of his severely beating a baby girl is accurate.
Last updated: 1 April 2013
Cornish Guardian. "Officers Faced Threats of Violence." 23 May 2012.