Friday 20 October 2017

Man accused of hijacking a taxi

A 20-YEAR-old man appeared before Balbriggan District Court charged with hijacking a taxi.

Stephen McDonagh, Newcourt, Swords, who was a passenger in a taxi is alleged to have produced a chisel and placed the taxi driver in fear. It is alleged that McDonagh then removed the driver from the taxi before stealing the vehicle at Ballyboughal Square on February 22. Judge Dermot Dempsey accepted jurisdiction to deal with the case in the District Court and remanded McDonagh on bail to Balbriggan Court on Thursday, November 15, for an indication of how he is to plea.