Saturday 19 January 2019

Drug teen begs to be locked up

A 17-year-old boy asked to be remanded in custody after he failed to deal with his drug problem.

The teenager had pleaded guilty to trespassing at an abandoned flat, in north Dublin, on August 21 last.

Judge Ann Ryan heard that gardai received reports of youths "throwing bottles at flats". The boy was found in an abandoned flat "hiding in the kitchen".

Defence solicitor Gareth Noble told Judge Ryan at Dublin Children's Court that his client was also awaiting sentence for separate drug- dealing offences.

Mr Noble asked for a psychiatric assessment of the boy to be carried out in custody. Judge Ryan agreed to the request and remanded the teenager in custody to appear again later this week.

Attack boy lost his memory

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy is to face Circuit Court trial for attacking another teenager who suffered memory loss after he was held for 20 minutes at knife-point.

The complainant, a boy also aged 15, was concussed in the alleged incident, at Seapoint beach, in Blackrock, in south Dublin, on May 16 last year, the Children's Court heard.

The defendant is accused of assault causing harm and possessing a knife as a weapon. He was remanded on bail until April.

Honeymoon killing hearing

A hearing in the case of a British businessman fighting extradition to South Africa where he is accused of ordering the murder of his wife was taking place today.

Shrien Dewani (31) is accused of hiring a hitman to kill Anni Dewani (28) on their honeymoon.

Solicitors for Dewani are due to appear in a court in London today.

Dewani, who is on bail, did not attend the last hearing.

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