Wednesday 22 November 2017

'Intelligent' teen caught trespassing at school admits: 'I'm very spontaneous'

Blanchardstown Garda Station Pic Steve Humphreys
Blanchardstown Garda Station Pic Steve Humphreys

A TEENAGER arrested for trespassing at a school bike rack in suspicious circumstances was "intelligent but had no sense", a court heard.

Daniel Davitt (19) was also caught trying to break into a car in a housing estate and was detained at the scene by residents.

Blanchardstown District Court heard the accused got eight honours in his Leaving Certificate and described himself as "very spontaneous".

Judge David McHugh adjourned the case for a probation report.

Davitt, of St Mark's Grove, Clondalkin, pleaded guilty to trespassing in the grounds of Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada in Lucan with intent to commit an offence last December 4.

He also admitted criminal damage to a Nissan Micra at Balgaddy Fields, Ronanstown, last October 26, as well as trespassing in the garden of a house at Ashpark Court, Lucan, last February 1.

The court heard Davitt was with another man who had bolt cutters and a stolen bike at the bicycle rack.

He was with other people in two of the incidents, his solicitor Terence Hanahoe said, adding that "he is fairly intelligent but has no sense whatsoever".

He said the accused, when asked to describe himself, said: "I'm very spontaneous."

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