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Friday 28 July 2017

Passenger accused of bomb threat to garda

Garreth Lokko (25) allegedly told Garda Darren Tuffy he knew where he lived and repeated the threat a number of times. (Stock photo)
Garreth Lokko (25) allegedly told Garda Darren Tuffy he knew where he lived and repeated the threat a number of times. (Stock photo)

A man who allegedly threatened to put a pipe bomb in a garda's car and "sort him out" is facing trial.

Garreth Lokko (25) allegedly told Garda Darren Tuffy he knew where he lived and repeated the threat a number of times.

He is facing trial in the Circuit Court after a judge refused jurisdiction to deal with the case in the District Court.

Judge Dermot Dempsey adjourned the matter for the book of evidence.

Allegation

The accused, of Dun Saithne View, in Balbriggan, appeared before Swords District Court accused of making the threats to Gda Tuffy on August 1 last year.

Outlining the allegation for jurisdiction purposes, Sergeant Sean Pender said Gda Tuffy was called to an alleged incident on the R122 Naul Road.

Sgt Pender said Mr Lokko was a back-seat passenger in a car. Sgt Pender claimed he told the garda "I know where you live", and would "put a pipe bomb in your car and sort you out".

The sergeant claimed Mr Lokko repeated the threat and alleged that, later that day, he rang Balbriggan Garda Station and said: "Tell Garda Darren Peter Tuffy I know where he lives."

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