Dunne's phone received pictures of naked women from robbery accused, court hears

Eamonn Dunne’s phone received pictures of a naked woman from the phone of a man involved in the attempted theft from a cash-in-transit van, a jury has heard.

Eamonn Dunne’s phone received pictures of a naked woman from the phone of a man involved in the attempted theft from a cash-in-transit van, a jury has heard.

Joseph Warren (aged 30) was allegedly staking out Chubb Security base, in Stillorgan, when two multi-media messages that had been received to his phone a week previously were forwarded to Dunne’s phone.

The jury heard that the images, one depicting the genitals of an unknown woman and the second showing a woman, standing in her underwear with a phone in her hand, looking into the camera had the following text message attached: “That will wake wee up, save for that for ye x.”

The images were downloaded, printed out by gardaí, entered as exhibits in the case and handed to the jury.

Sarah Skedd, a garda phone analyst told Sean Guerin BL, prosecuting, that phone records show that Mr Warren’s phone was routing off a phone cell in Sandyford Industrial Estate when the messages were sent from his phone to Dunne’s at 7.58 am and 8 am on November 2, 2007.

Mr Warren of Belclare Crescent, Ballymun, has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to conspiring to steal cash from Chubb Ireland at Tesco supermarket on the Shackleton Road in Celbridge on November 2, 2007.

Mr Warren’s defence counsel Alan Toal BL has previously suggested to various gardaí in the case that his client later told gardaí he was acting under duress from Dunne and had been told that if he did not get involved in the offence he would be shot.

Ms Skedd told Mr Guerin that she analysed the phone records of Mr Warren, Mr Dunne, Alan and Wayne Bradley, Michael Ryan and Jeffrey Morrow to ascertain the “volume of traffic” between the numbers on the morning of November 2 and to identify the cell sites through which the calls and text messages were routed.

She noted a text message sent from Mr Morrow’s phone to Alan Bradley’s phone at 22.39 on November 1, 2007 which stated; “What’s the story with the morning Al?”

She said there was a total of 193 phone calls and text messages between the six phones on the morning of November 2, 2007 from 5.56 am to 9.54 am.

The records also showed that two phone calls had been made to Finglas Garda Station from Mr Morrow’s phone at about 6.44am on November 2, 2007.

The jury had previously heard from the two gardai that took those calls that the caller, a man with a Dublin accent, had indicated that there was a man on Berryfield Drive in Finglas carrying a shot gun.

A patrol car was sent out to investigate but the gardai did not see this man.

The court also heard that fingerprints, matching that of Mr Warren’s were found on a white industrial type suit that had been seized by gardaí from the boot of the Nissan Almera Wayne Bradley had been driving that morning.

Forensic scientist Sandra McGrath told Mr Guerin that she examined a number of exhibits, seized by gardaí, for DNA which she then compared with DNA samples taken from the six men.

She told the jury that Dunne’s DNA was found on the handles of a sports bag that was taken from the boot of the Mazda 626 which Mr Warren had been driving that morning.

Ms McGrath told Mr Toal she was not aware that Mr Warren had told gardai that the Mazda 626 had been left for him for collection by Mr Dunne.

The trial continues before Judge Tony Hunt and a jury of seven women and four men.

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