Two charged as stabbing inquiry continues

TWO teenagers were arrested and charged with public order offences arising out of an investigation of serious stabbings in woodlands at Blarney, Co Cork.

Judge Con O’Leary was told at Cork District Court yesterday where the two teenagers appeared that it was anticipated that further serious charges would follow.

One of the youths cannot be identified as he is 16 years old and his identity is legally protected as he is deemed a juvenile. His co-accused is Fintan Murphy, aged 19, of 22 Beech Tree Avenue, Shanakiel, Cork. Murphy is charged with engaging in threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour likely to give rise to a breach of the peace. He is also charged with obstructing Garda Dave Ahern.

The charges relate to an alleged incident at Shean Lower, Blarney, County Cork, on Sunday, May 4.

Murphy was given bail on those two charges on condition that he would abstain from intoxicants, stay away from Blarney and Tower, and be at home between 11pm and 7am each night.

He was told to appear in Cork District Court again on May 28.

The juvenile was arrested by Garda Maurice O’Regan — also at Shean Lower in Blarney at 10.30pm on Sunday.

He was charged with being intoxicated to such an extent that he was a danger to himself or others and he was also charged with the threatening count.

Gda O’Regan asked for several conditions to be attached to the teenager’s bail, namely that he stay away from four named individuals, stay out of the wooded area at Station Road in Blarney and from the two garages in the area and from the square in Blarney. Judge Con O’Leary imposed those conditions together with requirements on the accused to stay off intoxicants and adhere to a 9pm to 8am curfew.

Both defendants were required to return to court on May 28. Inspector Finbarr O’Sullivan said directions were anticipated from the DPP by that date.

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