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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Man is facing trial in samurai sword case

James Cash must stay away from scene of alleged offences
James Cash must stay away from scene of alleged offences

A man accused of trespassing at a house and intimidating a woman is facing trial.

James Cash (58) allegedly armed himself with a black kitchen knife and a samurai sword during the incident.

A court heard he is facing trial by judge and jury in the circuit court after the allegations were deemed too serious for the District Court.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the case to a date in May for the preparation of a book of evidence.

The accused, of Sheephill Avenue, Blanchardstown, app-eared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with intimidation of a female.

The alleged offence took place at Corduff Avenue in Blanchardstown last November 30. Mr Cash is also charged with trespass at the same time and place.

He is further accused of producing a samurai sword and a black kitchen knife.

A state solicitor said the DPP had directed trial on indictment in the circuit court, where the penalties on conviction are potentially greater.

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Defence solicitor Terence Hanahoe was previously assigned on free legal aid.

As part of his bail conditions, Mr Cash has been ordered to stay away from Corduff Avenue and to have no contact with the alleged injured party.

He has not yet indicated how he will be pleading to the charges.

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