Man accused of Dublin carjacking appealing bail refusal

Man accused of Dublin carjacking appealing bail refusal

A man accused of stabbing a taxi driver during an alleged carjacking in Dublin is applying for bail in the High Court.

Mark Lavelle from Swinford, Co. Mayo, was arrested after Gardaí spotted a taxi being driven dangerously through Maynooth almost a month ago.

The taxi driver, who is 58, told Gardaí he picked up a fare on the Quays at around 1am on Saturday September 20.

While driving through Palmerstown, he claims his passenger stabbed him in the arm and grabbed him by the neck before demanding cash and stealing his cab.

A few hours later, Mark Lavelle was stopped in Maynooth when officers noticed a taxi being driven in a dangerous manner.

He denied taking the car and claimed he bought it from somebody who told him it was stolen.

The 31-year-old was previously refused bail but his lawyers are appealing that decision to the High Court this afternoon.


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