Tuesday 27 September 2016

Man tried to burgle home of murdered criminal, court told

Ken Foy

Published 26/05/2015 | 02:30

A man accused of burgling the home of slain criminal 'Fat' Andy Connors' house was found drunk outside the premises and unable to stand up, a court has heard
A man accused of burgling the home of slain criminal 'Fat' Andy Connors' house was found drunk outside the premises and unable to stand up, a court has heard

A man accused of burgling the home of slain criminal 'Fat' Andy Connors' house was found drunk outside the premises and unable to stand up, a court has heard.

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Jason Mansfield (28) was before Judge Bridget Reilly in Tallaght District Court for directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Presenting Sergeant Eithne Madden told the judge it would be alleged that at 6.35am on March 15 last, the gardaí were called to the scene of a burglary at Boherboy. She said it would be alleged that a male was trying to get entry into the house.

Sgt Madden said there were no signs of forced entry and it will be alleged that Mr Mansfield was found outside the house. She said he was allegedly intoxicated and was unable to stand up.

Mr Mansfield with addresses at Crooksling, Saggart, and Kiltalawn Grove, Tallaght, is charged with burglary at The Old Dog Pound, Boherboy, Tallaght, on March 15, 2015.

He is also accused of having no insurance at Cushlawn Way, Tallaght, on July 14, 2014.

Judge Reilly remanded Mansfield on continuing bail to June 15 next for a plea or a date for hearing.

The house at Boherboy was the home of 'Fat' Andy Connors and it is understood his widow Anne was there when the alleged offence happened.

Connors (45) was one of Ireland's most notorious criminals before he was shot dead as part of a bitter cash dispute in August of last year.

The father of six was brutally murdered in front of his family.

Irish Independent

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