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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Man accused over fake gun

A DUBLIN man has appeared in court accused of producing an imitation firearm at a pharmacy in Mulhuddart.

David McLaren (46), of Virginia Drive in Finglas, appeared before Blanchards-town District Court.

The alleged incident took place at Bradley's Pharmacy, The Crescent, Mulhuddart on May 17 last year.

The court heard that the DPP had directed summary disposal of the matter in the District Court. Judge Anthony Halpin adjourned the matter for four weeks.



Weapon kept in car, court told

A MOTORIST has appeared in court accused of having an extendable baton and penknife in his car.

Richard Donnelly (26) was allegedly found with the weapons after gardai stopped his car in west Dublin.

Donnelly, of Woodview House, Dunboyne, Co Meath, appeared before Blanchards-town District Court.

The black extendable baton was allegedly found in the driver's door after gardai stopped and searched his vehicle. Gardai are also alleged to have found a penknife during an incident at Cruiserath Road in Mulhuddart.

Judge Anthony Halpin adjourned the matter for four weeks.



Knife pulled in family dispute

A YOUNG man who produced a knife following a dispute with another family member has been ordered to work with the probation services.

Dean Cowley (20) said he is getting counselling for problems he has with alcohol.

The defendant had admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to threatening and abusive behaviour and possession of a weapon.

The incident took place near his home at Beechwood Meadows in Clonee on November 6 last.

Judge Anthony Halpin ordered Cowley to entered into a probation bond for 12 months.

Garda Sergeant Maria Callaghan said Cowley was very aggressive towards another man.

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