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Man accused of robbing bookmakers with handgun appears in court

Andrew Phelan

Published 18/11/2016 | 17:48

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A MAN accused of robbing a Dublin bookmakers with a loaded handgun has been remanded in custody.

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Noel Reddington (29) appeared this evening at Dublin District Court on firearm and robbery charges.

He was arrested by gardai investigating the robbery yesterday in Rialto.

Mr Reddington is charged with robbing staff at Paddy Power, South Circular Road, of €1,835.

He is also charged with carrying a firearm with criminal intent.

Detective Garda Mark Melbourne of Kilmainham Stationtold Judge John Coughlan he arrested the accused at New Ireland Road, Rialto at 1.15pm yesterday.

Mr Reddington, of Lissadel Green, Drimnagh was detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act and brought to Kilmainham Garda Station.

He was charged there at 3.40pm today and made no reply to the charges after caution.

He was handed copies of the charge sheets, Garda Melbourne said.

Judge Coughlan asked if it had been a “genuine firearm”, to which Garda Melbourne replied that it was.

The judge also asked if it had been loaded.

“Yes, Judge,” the garda said.

Garda Melbourne said he would be objecting to bail if there was an application.

The case was put back briefly to allow defence solicitor Joe Coonan take instructions from Mr Reddington.

Mr Coonan then said there was no application for bail.

Judge Coughlan remanded the accused in custody by consent, to appear in Cloverhill District Court on November 25.

He said Mr Reddington could make an application for bail then or later.

The accused, wearing a navy zip-up top and navy tracksuit bottoms, remained silent during the brief proceedings.

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