Teen appears in court in relation to garda assault charges

A 16-year-old boy arrested for attacking a garda who was injured on St Patrick’s Day appeared in court this morning charged with public order and assault charges.

A 16-year-old boy arrested for attacking a garda who was injured on St Patrick’s Day appeared in court this morning charged with public order and assault charges.

The teenager was charged at the Children’s Court with being intoxicated to such an extent that he was a danger to himself and others, engaging in threatening behaviour, failing to leave the vicinity when cautioned, and assault of a garda, at Broombridge Road, in Cabra, in north Dublin.

Prosecuting Garda Graham Dillon of Finglas station told Judge David Anderson that the teenage boy was arrested at Broombridge Road at about 6.45pm on St Patrick’s Day. He had nothing to say in reply to the charges.

The teen was then held in Garda custody overnight to make his appearance at the Children’s Court this morning.

Garda Dillon said he was not objecting to bail but was seeking conditions to be imposed by the court on the boy, who was accompanied to his case by his parents.

He also told Judge Anderson that further charges were contemplated and added that “there was a garda injured”.

The teen was granted legal, remanded on bail for six weeks and ordered to obey a curfew at his home from 10pm to 7am, sign on three times a week at his local Garda station and to remain sober.

Counsel for the boy said his client was agreeing to obey the bail conditions.

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