A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of a 16-year-old boy who has been charged with threatening to douse his mother with petrol and set her on fire.
The boy, who is from Dublin city’s southside, was arrested on Sunday, November 30, the Dublin Children’s Court had heard.
On December 1 last he had been remanded on conditional bail by the court to appear again yesterday.
The boy is charged with making a threat to his mother that he would kick the door of her home, hold her down, cut her hair, pour petrol over her and set her alight. The charge also stated that he allegedly threatened his mother’s family and that he would set her house on fire.
He is also facing a second charge for criminally damaging her car.
An order had also been made that a responsible adult would have to accompany the boy to his case.
He was also warned that he must not “threaten or put in fear any member of his family” otherwise he would be remanded in custody.
Today, defence solicitor Ms Michelle Finan told Judge David Anderson that the boy’s mother was present, however, her son had not come to court because he “had an inordinate fear about coming here.”
Judge Anderson issued a bench warrant for the teenager’s arrest.