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Thursday 8 December 2016

'Damage to wall caught on CCTV', court told

Blanchardstown District Court
Blanchardstown District Court

A DUBLIN man allegedly damaged a wall in an apartment stairwell while armed with a claw hammer.

Wesley Mooney (32) was allegedly caught on CCTV damaging the plasterboard. Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter for four weeks to allow the accused to view the CCTV footage.

Mr Mooney appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with threatening and abusive behaviour, criminal damage and possession of a claw hammer.

The incident took place at Prospect Hill Apartments in Finglas on August 3 last. The court heard the DPP has directed summary disposal of the matters in the District Court.

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Outlining the allegation for jurisdiction purposes, Sergeant Maria Callaghan said it would be alleged that Mr Mooney damaged the plasterboard in an apartment stairwell.

Sgt Callaghan said the incident was captured on CCTV.

Defence barrister Ciaran MacLoughlin requested the CCTV footage, as well as the disclosure of any evidence against Mr Mooney.

The court heard Mr Mooney, of Abbotstown Drive in Finglas, was unemployed and on social welfare. Defence solicitor Terence Hanahoe was assigned on free legal aid. The accused man has yet to enter a plea on the charges.

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