Wednesday 23 January 2019

Man sent for trial on street robbery charge

A DUBLIN man has been sent for trial accused of robbing a man on a street in the city centre.

Aaron Brophy (23) had a book of evidence served on him when he appeared in Dublin District Court.

The accused, of no fixed address and formerly of South Circular Road, Rialto, is charged with robbing a man of €200 in cash, a bank card and Leap travel card as well as his work ID and VHI health insurance card.

The charge is under Section 14 of the Theft and Fraud Offences Act.

The robbery is alleged to have happened at Ormond Quay Upper on January 9 this year.

A state solicitor said the DPP was consenting to the accused being sent for trial to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

A copy of the book of evidence was then served on Mr Brophy.

Judge Michael Walsh gave him the formal notice that he must provide to the prosecution within 14 days details of any alibi he intends to rely on in the course of his trial.

He then sent him forward to the next sittings of the circuit court, on October 24.

The judge granted free legal aid, assigning Solicitor Michael Kelleher and certifying for one junior counsel for the trial.

The accused addressed the court to acknowledge that he understood the alibi caution, and to confirm his name on the bail bond.

He has not yet indicated how he intends to plead to the charge.


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