Moyross arson teenager appears in court

One of two Limerick teenagers charged with an arson attack in which a young brother and sister suffered serious burns has appeared in court.

One of two Limerick teenagers charged with an arson attack in which a young brother and sister suffered serious burns has appeared in court.

The 17 year-old youth - who cannot be identified for legal reasons - was appearing this afternoon before a sitting of the children’s court in Limerick.

He is charged with intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to six year-old Millie Murray, and her four year-old brother, Gavin, at Pineview Gardens, Moyross, on September 10.

Defence solicitor, John Devane, told Judge Tom O’Donnell that his client’s father had advised him that he wished to reserve his position in relation to bail.

Mr Devane applied to adjourn the matter for a further two weeks following direction from his client’s father who was present in the court.

Judge O’Donnell noted that a second unnamed co-accused was currently on bail in relation to the same charge.

Inspector Gerry McNamara asked the court that gardaí should be informed in advance if the defence intend to make a bail application at the next sitting.

Judge Tom O’Donnell remanded the youth in custody to St Patrick’s Institution to appear again before the children’s court in Limerick on October 17.

He also directed members of the media that under the provisions of the Children’s Act 2001 that the identity of the accused should be protected.

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