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Teen charged with knife attack at shopping centre

A TEENAGER has been accused of assaulting and injuring another man and production of a knife in an incident at a west Dublin shopping centre.

Jake Malone (19) is facing charges arising from the alleged incident in Lucan last year.

The case against him was adjourned at Blanchardstown District Court for the accused to consider how he intends to plead to the charges.

Mr Malone, with an address at Arthur Griffith Park, Lucan, is charged with assault causing harm to the man and producing a knife in the course of a dispute.

The charges are under Section 3 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person and Section 11 of the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act.

The incident is alleged to have happened at Ballyowen Castle Shopping Centre in Lucan on March 1, 2013.

No details of the alleged assault or the man’s injuries have yet been stated in court.

Judge David McHugh was told the DPP is directing summary disposal of the charge on a guilty plea only. This means it can be dealt with at district court level if the accused is admitting the offence, but will be sent for trial to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court if he is contesting the charge.

The court heard a medical report on the injuries suffered by the alleged victim was available.

Judge McHugh adjourned the case to a date next month to allow the accused time to consult his lawyer before deciding on a plea. He also made an order for disclosure of prosecution documents to the defence.

Mr Malone was remanded on continuing bail.