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Sunday 4 December 2016

Man accused of assaults in burglary

Archili Mindadze
Archili Mindadze

A MAN accused of seriously assaulting another man and a woman during an aggravated burglary has been sent for trial.

Archili Mindadze (40) is accused of using an iron bar as a weapon during the alleged burglary.

He had a book of evidence served on him at Blanchardstown District Court.

Mr Mindadze, with an address at Griffith Hall, Glandore Road, Drumcondra, is charged with assaulting a man and woman, causing them harm.

He is also charged with having an iron bar while committing a burglary in the alleged incident at Elmbrook Avenue, Lucan, on November 1, 2014.

A further charge against the accused is that he had a taser gun without a firearms certificate at his home on December 2 last.

A barrister for the defendant asked Judge David McHugh to grant legal aid to cover two counsel in the circuit court.

The judge said he would leave this decision to the judge in the circuit court.

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Judge McHugh gave the defendant the formal notice that he must provide within 14 days to the prosecution details of any alibi he intends to rely on in the course of his trial.

He also ordered disclosure of a copy of the video of the defendant's garda interview.

He sent the defendant for trial to the present sittings of the circuit court, where he is due to appear on a date later this month.

Mr Mindadze has not yet indicated how he intends to plead to the charges.

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