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Winnie Joyce, (19), of Darley Terrace, Dublin 8, leaving court yesterday where she was given time decide on a plea on charges of unlawful carriage in a stolen car at Herbert Green, Sandymount, Dublin 4, last April.
Pic: Courtpix

Winnie Joyce, (19), of Darley Terrace, Dublin 8, leaving court yesterday where she was given time decide on a plea on charges of unlawful carriage in a stolen car at Herbert Green, Sandymount, Dublin 4, last April. Pic: Courtpix

Winnie Joyce, (19), of Darley Terrace, Dublin 8, leaving court yesterday where she was given time decide on a plea on charges of unlawful carriage in a stolen car at Herbert Green, Sandymount, Dublin 4, last April. Pic: Courtpix

A YOUNG woman has five weeks to decide how she will plead to charges connected to a car hijacking in south Dublin last April.

Librarian Elizabeth Turley (59) was knocked unconscious after she got out of her Ford Focus at the security gates outside her apartment building.

The car was stolen but was recovered the next day.

Ms Turley recovered from her injuries, and last month a Dublin woman was charged with taking part in the incident.

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Winnie Joyce (19), of Darley Terrace, Dublin 8, is charged with unlawfully travelling as a passenger in a car knowing it was stolen, at Herbert Green on the afternoon last April 21.

She also faces a connected charge for theft of €90, a phone worth €100 and make-up that belonged to Ms Turley.

Ms Joyce appeared again at Dublin District Court where her solicitor, John Feaheny, told Judge Michael Walsh that he has received disclosure of prosecution evidence.

Judge Michael Walsh adjourned the case until December 10 when Ms Joyce will have to tell the court how she will plead.

When she was charged she had replied, "they know the story", Gda Bryan Hunt told the court earlier.

Gda Hunt has told the court it was alleged that at 1.45pm last April 21, "the injured party got out of her car and was entering the apartment code into the gate".

"A male and a female jumped in the car," he said, adding that the woman went over to them but was pushed to the ground by a man and "received serious head injuries".

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