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Monday 11 December 2017

Woman pulled knife in gardai row, court told

A WOMAN allegedly produced a knife with a three-inch blade during the course of a row with gardai.

Deborah Brennan (24) allegedly had the knife with the intention of cutting, slicing or stabbing gardai.

Judge Anthony Halpin adjourned the matter to a date in September for DPP's directions on the charges.

The defendant, with addresses at Abbotstown Avenue, Dublin 11 and St Canice's Court in Finglas, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with possession of a knife.

She is also charged with having a knife with a three-inch blade intended to unlawfully cut, slice or stab gardai.



Assault

Brennan is further accused of producing a knife capable of inflicting serious injury during the course of attempting to assault gardai.

The alleged incident took place at St Canice's Court, Cappagh Avenue in Finglas on May 24 last.

Garda Sergeant Mary Doherty said DPP's directions remain outstanding in relation to the allegations.

Judge Halpin adjourned the matter to a date in September for DPP's directions on the charges.

The court heard that Brennan is unemployed. Defence solicitor Shalom Binchy was assigned on free legal aid.

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