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Wednesday 15 August 2018

A JUDGE has ordered the arrest of a youth convicted of possessing stolen property shortly after it was taken from a Dublin home which was ransacked last March.

A JUDGE has ordered the arrest of a youth convicted of possessing stolen property shortly after it was taken from a Dublin home which was ransacked last March.

Darren Kelly (18) of Belcamp Grove, Priorswood, north Dublin, had pleaded not guilty to possessing stolen property, including jewellery, taken in a burglary in Knocklyon, Dublin 16, on March 12 last. He was due to go on trial yesterday at the Dublin Children's Court because he was a juvenile at the time of the offence.

However, he did not show up. He was convicted in his absence and a warrant was issued for his arrrest.

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