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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Man 'stole €800 golf clubs', court is told

A garda patrol unit was attacked with bricks and bottles after being ambushed by a large mob in a west Dublin housing estate
A garda patrol unit was attacked with bricks and bottles after being ambushed by a large mob in a west Dublin housing estate

A DUBLIN man stole an €800 set of golf clubs in a locker room burglary at a sports centre, it is alleged.

James Farrelly (47) had the case against him adjourned at Blanchardstown District Court. Mr Farrelly is charged with burglary at Westmanstown Sports Centre, Lucan.

The charge alleges that, having entered the men's locker room as a trespasser, he committed theft.

Sgt Maria Callaghan said it was claimed the accused went into the room at 12.14pm last July 12.

"It is alleged he proceeded to take a set of golf clubs valued at €800," she said.

There was CCTV footage involved and the property was recovered.

remanded

Judge David McHugh accepted jurisdiction to deal with the case.

This means it can be heard at district court level instead of at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

At the request of defence solicitor Simon Fleming, the judge ordered disclosure of prosecution material.

The judge granted free legal aid after hearing the accused was unemployed.

He adjourned the case to a date next month and the defendant was remanded on continuing bail.

Mr Farrelly, of Carnlough Road, Cabra, has not indicated how he intends to plead.

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