Gardai deny assault, false imprisonment
FOUR gardai yesterday denied assaulting a teenager while his mother was held against her will.
Gardai Alan Conlon, Claire Delaney, Eoin Murtagh and Sean O'Leary are on trial accused of assault causing harm to Owen Gaffney, and forcible entry and trespass at the family home in inner-city Dublin on February 17, 2008.
Gda Conlon, Gda Delaney and Gda Murtagh are also accused of the false imprisonment of his mother, Fidelma, in her flat in Basin Street Upper. The four co-accused pleaded not guilty to each of the charges at Dublin Circuit Court.
The court heard the trial is expected to last between three and four weeks. Gda Delaney, Gda Murtagh and Gda O'Leary -- were stationed in Kilmainham at the time. Gda Conlon was stationed at Kevin Street station.
The case was adjourned until this morning.