Wednesday 24 January 2018

Bail for youth accused of handling stolen dongles

A TEENAGER has been charged with handling stolen property arising out of an alleged incident during which a man was badly assaulted.

Luke Murdiff (19) has been ordered to keep away from the alleged victim, who remains in a serious condition in hospital. A judge adjourned the matter for eight weeks for DPP's directions on the matter.

The defendant, of Eblana House in Dun Laoghaire, appeared before Dun Laoghaire District Court charged with handling stolen property. It is alleged that he handled three stolen internet dongles at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station on October 9.

Garda Gillian Doherty said a file is being prepared for the DPP and Murdiff faces the possibility of further charges. The garda said she had no objection to bail, subject to conditions.

Judge Clare Leonard remanded Murdiff on bail in his own bond of €100. He must sign on twice a week at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station and inform gardai of any change of address.

Murdiff must also stay away from the alleged injured party in the case.

The court heard that the accused is unemployed and on social welfare, and solicitor Ronnie Lynam was assigned on free legal aid.

Judge Leonard adjourned the matter to a date in December for DPP's directions on the matter.


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