Teen charged with possession of shotgun

The State has been granted more time to prepare the book of evidence in the case of a 16-year-old boy arrested in connection with the shooting of a Garda sergeant in Dublin in September.

The State has been granted more time to prepare the book of evidence in the case of a 16-year-old boy arrested in connection with the shooting of a Garda sergeant in Dublin in September.

The south Dublin boy is charged with possessing a 12 gauge single barrel breach loading hammer shotgun, contrary to the Firearms Act 1964 and possession of two shotgun cartridges at Monasterboice Road, in Crumlin, on September 27.

He has also been charged with using a stolen car at the same date and place

Judge David Anderson was told today that the State was seeking more time to complete the book of evidence in the case which involves two other defendants, an adult and another 16-year-old boy.

Judge Anderson remanded the boy in custody for a further four weeks pending the preparation of the book of evidence.

Jurisdiction to hear the case in the Children’s Court was refused earlier and trial on indictment in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court had been ordered.

Another 16-year-old boy, from the west of Ireland and on bail, is also waiting to be served with the book of evidence.

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