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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Youth faces trial over hammer in stolen car

Blanchardstown District Court
Blanchardstown District Court
Mr Reilly is charged with the possession of a sledgehammer and a metal bar for use in connection with a theft

A young man has been sent for trial accused of unlawfully having a sledgehammer while being a passenger in a stolen car.

John Paul Reilly (20) had a book of evidence served on him when he appeared in Blanchardstown District Court.

Mr Reilly is charged with the possession of a sledgehammer and a metal bar for use in connection with a theft.

He is also accused of being a passenger in a stolen car.

The offences are alleged to have happened at Monksfield Grove, Clondalkin on February 28 last.

Mr Reilly, of Tor an Ri Court, also in Clondalkin, has not yet indicated how he intends to plead to the charges.

Alibi

When the book of evidence was served on the accused, Judge David McHugh gave him the formal notice that he must provide any alibi details to the prosecution within 14 days.

At the request of Mr Reilly's solicitor Simon Fleming, the judge also ordered copies of the video of the accused's garda interview to be disclosed by the prosecution.

He then sent Mr Reilly forward to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, where he is due to appear next on a date in October.

He was remanded on bail on existing terms and conditions.

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