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Monday 20 November 2017

Father and son now facing trial accused of raiding neighbour's home

A FATHER and son who are alleged to have armed themselves with a hatchet and burgled a neighbour's house have been sent forward for trial.

David Clarke (52) and his son Andrew (24) are facing trial by judge and jury in the Circuit Court after the matter was deemed to be too serious for the District Court.

The Clarke men, with the same address at Hillview estate, are charged with aggravated burglary, contrary to Section 13 of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001.



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The alleged burglary incident took place at a neighbour's house on February 18 last year.

It will be alleged that the father and son armed themselves with a hatchet and burgled a neighbour's house.

The DPP had previously directed trial on indictment in respect to the men.

The State Solicitor said the book of evidence was ready and had been served on the men, who are going forward to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Court.

The two men were remanded on bail on their own bonds of €200. Legal aid was assigned to Ronnie Lynam and one counsel.

Judge Ann Ryan gave the men the alibi caution, telling them they had 14 days to provide details to the State of anyone they plan to call as an alibi in their defence.

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