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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Boy stashed wrench in his trousers

A TEENAGER caught with a steel wrench hidden down his tracksuit bottoms had it in case "there was trouble".

Anthony McCarthy (19) claimed that he found the wrench in the car park of a shopping centre and picked it up for his own protection.

The defendant, of Whitechapel Grove in Clonsilla, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to possession of a large steel wrench.

The incident took place at Mountview Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, on June 17.

Judge Sheridan sentenced McCarthy to 60 days suspended for one year.

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