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Suspect faces breach of peace charge at gig

THIS is the man charged with a breach of the peace in Phoenix Park on the day of the Swedish House Mafia concert.

Douglas Purcell (30) was arrested by gardai as he was allegedly drunk and causing a disturbance in the park.

The accused, of Melville Square in Finglas, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with public drunkenness and threatening and abusive behaviour.

Judge Anthony Halpin adjourned the matter to a date in September to allow Purcell to speak to his solicitor.

The alleged incident took place at Dublin's Phoenix Park on July 7, the day of the Swedish House Mafia concert where two people died and nine were stabbed.

The offences are contrary to Section 4 and Section 6 of the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act, 1994.



Disclosure

Defence lawyer asked for the disclosure of any documents relating to the allegation, including the custody record, a precis of the evidence and any garda statements, if they are available.

Judge Halpin adjourned the matter to a date in September.

Purcell, who is unemployed and on social welfare, was assigned defence solicitor Kerrie O'Connor on free legal aid.

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