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Saturday 21 October 2017

Woman faces trial accused of stealing cigs and toilet paper

Linda Bradley was remanded on bail to appear in court again
Linda Bradley was remanded on bail to appear in court again

A woman is facing trial charged with stealing cigarettes, painkillers, toilet paper and deli rolls from a convenience store.

Linda Bradley (57) had a book of evidence served on her when she appeared at Blanchardstown District Court.

Judge David McHugh sent her forward for trial to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

The accused, with an address at Sheepmore Lawns, Blanchardstown, is charged with six counts of theft.

She is alleged to have stolen from the Stop and Shop in Sheepmore between June 21 and July 1, 2015.

In one visit on July 21, she is alleged to have stolen €11.50 worth of John Player Blue cigarettes along with €8 of deli rolls and toilet paper on the same day.

Packet

Three of the counts relate to June 26, when she is alleged to have taken a packet of paracetamol and a bottle of water priced €3.69, and another two packets of John Player Blue and a lighter worth €14.20 in total.

She is accused of stealing another €11.50 packet of cigarettes on July 1 that year.

A state solicitor said the DPP had directed trial on indictment and consented to the accused being sent forward to the next sittings of the circuit court.

Judge David McHugh gave the defendant the formal warning that she must provide any alibi details to the prosecution within 14 days.

He ordered disclosure of the video of the accused's garda interview to the defence.

Ms Bradley has not yet indicated how she intends to plead to the charges.

She was remanded on bail under existing conditions to appear in the circuit court on a date later this month.

The judge granted free legal aid to cover the accused's solicitor, Valerie Buckley and one barrister in the circuit court.

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