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Burglar accused of breaking into house with knife sent forward for trial


A DUBLIN man accused of breaking into a house armed with a gold and wooden knife has been sent forward for trial.

John Mongan (27) allegedly broke into the same house twice in two days.

The accused, of St Philomena's Park in Ballycoolin, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with aggravated burglary at Curragh Hall Gate in Tyrrelstown on April 28, 2013.

It is alleged Mr Mongan broke into a house armed with a gold and wooden folding knife.

He is also charged with possession of a large kitchen knife and with stealing a video recorder graphics card on the same date and location.

He is further charged with burglary at the same house at Curragh Hall Gate on April 27.

A court heard the DPP has directed trial on indictment on the matters in the Circuit Court.

A State solicitor said the book of evidence had been served on the accused, who goes forward to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Judge David McHugh gave Mr Mongan the alibi caution, warning him he had 14 days to provide to the State details of anyone he proposed calling as a witness in his defence.

Defence solicitor Kelly Breen and one junior counsel were assigned on free legal aid.

Judge McHugh ordered a video copy of an interview which gardai conducted with Mr Mongan be furnished to his legal team.