Saturday 16 December 2017

Weapon and damage charges are struck out

A YOUNG woman who had been accused of brandishing a fire extinguisher as a weapon and trying to strike a supermarket manager with it has had the case against her struck out.

Prosecutors had alleged Lyndsey Donaghy (24) grabbed the extinguisher and attempted to hit the female manager after she was asked for ID to buy alcohol.

It had also been alleged Ms Donaghy put her fist through a CCTV monitor during the incident in a Dublin Lidl.

She had been facing trial on charges arising from the incident.


Ms Donaghy, with an address at Ratoath Drive, Finglas, was charged with producing the fire extinguisher as a weapon and damaging the monitor at Lidl, Slaney Road, Glasnevin on October 30, 2013.

The charges were under the Firearms and Offensive Weapons and Criminal Damage Acts.

The DPP had directed summary trial of the charges at District Court level but Judge Ann Watkin had refused jurisdiction after hearing an outline of the allegations, adjourning it for the preparation of a book of evidence.

However, when it came back before the court, she was told that the book was not ready. She then struck both charges out.


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