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Monday 21 April 2014

Boy who stole mobile phone remanded ahead of sentencing

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy, who stole a woman's mobile phone in Dublin city-centre, has been remanded in custody ahead of sentencing.

The youth had been charged earlier with the theft of an iPhone worth €600 at Samuel Beckett Bridge, in Dublin city-centre on October 15 last.



Initially, he had been granted bail with conditions that obeyed a 10.30 to 9am curfew and avoided a number of youths.



However, he failed to turn up at his next hearing on October 30 and was remanded in custody, following his arrest, the next day.



He was brought before Judge Michael Walsh at the Dublin Children's Court and pleaded guilty to the charge.



The teenager was accompanied to his hearing by his father and a social worker and applied for bail.



His lawyer asked for the teen to be given a chance to attend appointments with his probation officer in the community.



However, the judge noted that the boy had broken his bail terms and refused to release the boy.



The teenager was remanded in custody to appear again on November 15 next when a pre-sentence probation report is to be furnished. He also has other charges listed on the same date.

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