Boy stashed wrench in his trousers
A TEENAGER caught with a steel wrench hidden down his tracksuit bottoms had it in case "there was trouble".
Anthony McCarthy (19) claimed that he found the wrench in the car park of a shopping centre and picked it up for his own protection.
The defendant, of Whitechapel Grove in Clonsilla, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to possession of a large steel wrench.
The incident took place at Mountview Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, on June 17.
Judge Sheridan sentenced McCarthy to 60 days suspended for one year.