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Patrick Hynes

Patrick Hynes

Patrick Hynes

A MAN has been accused of burgling a Navy vessel that had just begun operating as part of a Covid-19 testing centre.

Patrick Hynes (34) allegedly got into the ship docked on Dublin’s quays, took a uniform jacket and car keys and tried to find the vehicle to steal more property from it.

He was granted bail after his defence lawyer told a court the allegation was the accused had “chanced his arm” in an “opportunistic” crime.