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Teenager had 'hole puncher' as a weapon

A YOUTH has admitted possessing a tool used for punching holes in a wall as a weapon.

The 17-year-old boy, who has developed a cannabis problem, had been arrested on a night in January last year following reports of youths causing a disturbance.

The Dublin Children's Court heard yesterday that the teenager was abusive to gardai and told them to "f*** off" several times. He was arrested and brought to a north Dublin garda station where was found in possession of a "puncher".

Judge Ann Ryan asked for a probation report on him to be prepared and adjourned sentencing until a date in March.