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Teen accused in gang attack

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy will face trial over what was described as a "savage" gang attack on a college student.

The south Dublin boy was charged at the Children's Court with assault causing harm to the student and committing a violent disorder at Wexford Street, on January 9 last.

Garda Wayne Carey said the accused "took part, with six others, in a vicious, unprovoked, pre-planned attack on a 26-year-old man".

Garda Carey said the man was pelted with eggs. He was then punched and kicked.

The garda said the accused "returned to the male and gave him one final kick while he lay on the ground bleeding".

The case was sent forward to the Circuit Court.

Man protected car in pyjamas

A MAN was left traumatised after he was attacked by a youth he caught breaking into his mother's car, a court was told.

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with assault causing harm to the man (45) in Phibsborough, in north Dublin, on January 15 last. He allegedly told gardai the man "deserved" the beating.

Dublin Children's Court heard the man, wearing his pyjamas, tried to chase off a pair breaking into the car.

The accused hit him in the face, the court heard. The case was sent forward to the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court and the teen was remanded in custody.

Bottle attack boy locked up

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy with 24 criminal convictions has been detained for six months for attacking a shop security guard with a bottle.

The boy had pleaded guilty at the Children's Court to assaulting the man at Wellington Quay in Dublin city centre, on April 9 last.

His prosecution had been adjourned for a pre-sentence probation report to be furnished to the court.

Judge Ann Ryan finalised the case and imposed a six-month term on the boy, who was accompanied to the proceedings by his father. The judge also ordered that he was to be supervised by Probation and Welfare Service for six months following his release.