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Friday 17 August 2018

Teen who forced boy to drink urine held

A YOUTH awaiting sentence after he tried to force a 15-year-old boy to drink a can filled with urine during a robbery has been remanded in custody on other charges, a court has heard.

The 17-year-old boy had pleaded guilty at the Dublin Children's Court in June to robbery of the boy and threatening to kill or cause him serious harm, at Queen's Road, Dun Laoghaire, on July 21 last year. The teenager, who had been on bail at the time of his hearing, had been remanded to appear yesterday for sentencing.

However, when the case was called, Judge Gerard Haughton heard that the youth had recently been remanded in custody on other charges. He adjourned the case for sentencing next week, when the teenager is to be brought to the court.



Threats

During the hearing earlier, Garda Paul Kelly, of Clontarf station, told the court that the 15-year-old boy was forced on to a bus by three youths and "held against his will".

"They had him upstairs and repeatedly beat him and made threats to kill him and members of his family if he reported it to the gardai," Garda Kelly had said.

They took his phone, jumper and iPod and also threatened that on another date "property and money was to be brought to a location by the injured party".

The court then heard that the muggers had urine in a beer can and they "tried to make him drink urine from the can".

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