Friday 21 October 2016

Teen gets bail for homeless attack

A DUBLIN youth who knocked a homeless man unconscious by striking him with a bottle has been readmitted to bail.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named because he is a minor, has pleaded guilty to assault causing harm at Parnell Street on the afternoon of March 19 last year, the Dublin Children's Court heard.

However, he had been remanded in custody last week after he steadfastly refused co-operate with the Probation Service, who need to prepare a pre-sentence report on him for the court.

After spending the week in custody, the case resumed with the youth saying he would now co-operate.

Sentencing was adjourned for four weeks and the teen was granted bail.

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