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Saturday 19 August 2017

Pregnant mum facing trial for burglary

Lyndsey Fahey with an address at Fortlawn Drive in Blanchardstown
Lyndsey Fahey with an address at Fortlawn Drive in Blanchardstown

THIS is the pregnant woman accused of burglary at a house in west Dublin.

Lyndsey Fahey (31) and her alleged male accomplice are facing trial on the charge after the DPP ruled that the matters were too serious for the District Court.

Ms Fahey, a mother of two young children, is currently pregnant with twins, her solicitor said at an earlier court appearance. She is due to give birth in November.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter for the service of the book of evidence.

The accused, of Fortlawn Drive in Blanchardstown, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with burglary. The incident, contrary to the theft and fraud offences act, allegedly took place at Castlecurragh Heath in Mulhuddart on December 21, 2013.

A separate robbery charge where Ms Fahey was accused of stealing an Apple iPhone, worth €450, and a Dell computer, worth €600, was struck out.

In relation to the burglary charge, a State solicitor said the DPP has directed trial on indictment in the Circuit Court where the penalties upon conviction are potentially more severe.

Ms Fahey has not yet indicated a plea to the charge.

Her co-accused is also due before Blanchardstown court before the end of October, where he too is expected to be served with the book of evidence.

The court previously heard Ms Fahey is unemployed and on social welfare. Defence solicitor Fiona Brennan was assigned on free legal aid.

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