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Man to fACE jury ACCUSED OF HAVING stolen motors

THIS is the Dublin man who is accused of having a number of stolen cars as well as various car parts.

Barry Browne (28) is facing trial by judge and jury on the charges after the Director of Public Prosecutions ruled that the matters were too serious for the district court.

The accused, of Dunsoghly Drive, Finglas, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with possession of stolen property.

The matters allegedly took place at Cappagh Road, Finglas, last June 26.

It is alleged that Mr Browne had possession of a stolen Toyota Rav 4 as well as a Subaru Impreza, a Nissan Micra and a Mercedes Benz.

It is also alleged that he had possession of a stereo, an electronic instrument cluster, a glove compartment and the small rear seat and large rear seat of a 2007-registered Ford Mondeo.

The court heard that the DPP has directed trial on indictment in the Circuit Court on the charges, where the penalties on conviction are potentially more severe.

Defence lawyer Ciaran MacLoughlin said there was consent to an eight-week adjournment.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter to a date in January for the service of the book of evidence.

The judge assigned defence solicitor Lorraine Stephens on free legal aid.