Friday 18 January 2019

Alleged passenger in stolen car facing trial

A DUBLIN woman accused of being a passenger in a stolen vehicle has been sent forward for trial.

Edel McAnaspie (30) allegedly knew that the car was stolen.

The accused, with an address at Barnwell Gardens in Ballymun, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with unauthorised carriage in a stolen vehicle.

The incident, contrary to the road traffic act, allegedly took place at Cloonlara Crescent in Finglas on May 31, 2014.

It is alleged that Ms McAnaspie allowed herself to be carried in a Kildare-registered car which she knew was stolen.

A state solicitor said that the book of evidence was ready and had been served on the accused, who goes forward to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Judge David McHugh gave Ms McAnaspie the alibi caution, warning her that she had 14 days to provide to the State details of anyone she proposed calling as a witness in her defence.

Defence solicitor Eddie O'Connor and one junior counsel were assigned on free legal aid.

The judge also ordered that a video copy of an interview which gardai conducted with the accused be furnished to her legal team.

The court heard that Ms McAnaspie's co-accused has already been sent forward for trial, and the pair will appear before the Circuit Court in October.

The accused has not yet entered a plea to the charge.


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