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Sunday 16 December 2018

Youth kicked Chinese victim

SENTENCING of a 15-year-old boy, who "showed no remorse" when he kicked a Chinese man's head "like it was a football" during a gang attack in Dublin, has been adjourned.

The teenager has pleaded guilty at the Dublin Children's Court to assault causing harm at Sean McDermott Street, on May 31 last year.

Judge Clare Leonard adjourned sentencing until March, when evidence is to be given in relation to other charges brought against the boy.

The teen, who has no prior convictions, has also admitted two counts of trespassing at underground car parks in north inner city Dublin and interference with a vehicle parked there, which happened a day before the attack.



Boy accused of house burglary

A 15-year-old boy accused of taking part in a burglary of an elderly woman's home in which a ring was stolen has been remanded on bail.

The teenager is charged with burglary at Ardagh Avenue, in Blackrock, Dublin, on June 22 last year. He is also accused of possessing a screwdriver as an theft implement.

Garda Linda Byrne told the Dublin Children's Court that it was alleged the boy had been seen getting out of a vehicle at the house.

The car was later stopped and searched and a screwdriver was found.

The boy was remanded to appear again next month when he is to enter a plea.



Cold snap foils car theft teen

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), who broke a house arrest order and led gardai on a lengthy car chase, was remanded in custody yesterday pending sentence.

The court has heard that the cold snap in December prevented his getaway from gardai when the stolen car "cut out" as a result of the weather.

The teenager was granted bail on December 22 last for that motor theft on condition he did not leave his house "except in the company of his mother".

He pleaded guilty to both incidents yesterday.

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