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Tom Armstrong had the book of evidence served on him

Tom Armstrong had the book of evidence served on him

Tom Armstrong had the book of evidence served on him

A Dublin man has been sent for trial accused of harassing a woman.

Tom Armstrong (44) had a book of evidence served on him when he appeared at Dublin District Court.

Mr Armstrong, of Addison Avenue, Glasnevin, is charged with one count of harassment of a named woman.

The offence is alleged to have happened at a location unknown within the State between August 16, 2016, and August 8, 2018, both dates inclusive.

No further details of the alleged offence were disclosed.

A State solicitor asked Judge Bryan Smyth to make amendments to the charge, including the deletion of a location in north Dublin which had been initially included.

He said the DPP was consenting to the accused being sent forward to the present sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Interview

There was no objection to bail being extended on existing terms.

Applying for free legal aid, solicitor Luke Staines submitted a statement of the accused's financial means. He said his client was working but there was no garda objection to legal aid. 

Judge Smyth said the legal aid application should be made in the circuit court.

He ordered the prosecution to furnish the defence with copies of Mr Armstrong's garda interview video.

Judge Smyth gave Mr Armstrong the formal notice that he had 14 days to provide any alibi details to the prosecution. 

The judge asked if he understood this and the accused nodded.

He then remanded him on bail and sent him forward for trial to the circuit court.

The accused signed the bail bond before leaving court. He has not yet entered a plea.