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Saturday 2 August 2014

Brothers remanded after allegedly ramming BMW off M50

Eimear Cotter

Published 16/01/2014|14:39

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TWO brothers accused of ramming another man's car a number of times and chasing him along the M50 during an incident last night have been remanded in custody for one week.

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Christopher Dunne (30) and his brother Aaron (21) were allegedly armed with a knife and a baseball bat.

It is further claimed the men made threats to kill the victim, who is in fear for his life.

A detective alleged the incident arose after the victim turned up at a car park on the Naas Road to sell a car.

Judge David McHugh refused bail and remanded the men in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court on January 23.

Christopher Dunne, of Kilcronan Court and Aaron Dunne, of Grangeview Road, both in Clondalkin, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with criminal damage.

Detective Garda Padraig Jennings objected to bail, citing the seriousness of the charges and the strength of the evidence.

He said gardai also fear that the accused might interfere with or intimidate witnesses as the alleged victim lives near the two men.

In relation to the allegation, Gda Jennings said it will be claimed the victim turned up at a car park on the Naas Road on Wednesday night in connection with the sale of a car.

Gda Jennings said it will be claimed that when the victim tried to drive from the car park in his silver BMW his exit was blocked by the accused men.

Gda Jennings it will be alleged that Aaron approached the victim with a baseball bat.

The BMW was then rammed by a car driven by Christopher which had blocked its exit.

Gda Jennings claimed the victim managed to escape the car park in his BMW but he was followed by the accused along the M50 where further attempts were made to ram his vehicle.

The detective said it will be claimed the BMW was rammed on Neilstown Road where both vehicles came to a stop.

Gda Jennings further alleged the victim fled the car and he was chased by Christopher who was armed with a knife and made threats to kill him.

Gda Jennings also claimed Aaron made  similar threats.

The court heard the victim fled from the BMW on foot and contacted gardai.

Defence solicitor Philip Hannon said the men were willing to abide by any bail conditions. He said they also enjoyed the presumption of innocence and they strenuously denied the allegations.

Judge McHugh refused bail and remanded the men in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court in one week. ENDS

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