Monday 23 April 2018

Trial for man accused of being in possession of stolen VW car

Anthony Brennan has not indicated how he will plead.
Anthony Brennan has not indicated how he will plead.

A Dublin man allegedly caught in possession of a stolen car has been sent forward for trial.

Anthony Brennan (27) was served with the book of evidence when he appeared on bail before Blanchardstown District Court.

The accused, of Lindisfarne Avenue, Clondalkin, is charged with being in possession of a stolen Volkswagen Golf.

The incident allegedly took place at Fonthill Retail Park in Clondalkin on August 17 last year.

State solicitor Anne Collins said the book of evidence was ready and had been served on the accused.

Mr Brennan was sent forward to appear before the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.


Judge David McHugh issued the accused with the formal alibi caution.

He warned him that he had 14 days to provide to the State details of anyone he proposed calling as a witness in his def-ence.

Judge McHugh also assigned defence solicitor Lorraine Stephens and one junior counsel on free legal aid.

The judge further ordered that a video copy of an interview that gardai conducted with the accused be given to his legal team.

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

He was remanded on continuing bail to appear at the Criminal Courts of Justice on a date in October.

The court heard there was consent to Mr Brennan going forward for trial on the same bail terms.

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