Intruders threw boiling water at man

Two armed intruders ordered a man to strip naked in his home as one of them boiled a kettle and threw the water at him, it was claimed yesterday by a detective.

Det Sgt Malachy White outlined the allegations in respect of a reported burglary in the Blackrock area of Cork.

The 36-year-old householder was asleep in bed when he woke at 1.30am to find two males standing over him on Dec 16, 2012.

“One of them was holding two knives, the other was holding a brush,” said Det Sgt White.

“The injured party alleges he was threatened and struck over the head several times with the brush.”

He was giving evidence at a juvenile hearing of Cork District Court so Judge Con O’Leary could decide on whether or not he would accept jurisdiction to deal with the case against a 15-year-old.

The detective alleged the teenager was the one armed with the two knives.

“Money was demanded of him. He was told to strip naked. A kettle of water was boiled in the kitchen and it is alleged that the defendant threw the water over him burning his left hand,” said Det Sgt White.

Judge O’Leary refused to accept jurisdiction to hear the case. It will now be a matter for a book of evidence to be prepared against the 15-year-old who faces a burglary charge.

Judge O’Leary remanded the accused in detention at a juvenile detention centre until Mar 22 to allow for the book to be prepared.

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