Saturday 25 November 2017

Man (21) accused of robbing €420 from publican

Karl Nugent outside Dundalk District Court. Ciara Wilkinson
Karl Nugent outside Dundalk District Court. Ciara Wilkinson

A 21-year-old man has appeared in court charged with robbing a publican.

Karl Nugent, from Brickfield, Drogheda, faces a single charge that alleges he robbed €420 in cash from Liam Hodson in the Co Louth town.

The offence is alleged to have occurred at the Marsh House, Marsh Road, Drogheda, on November 16.

Evidence of arrest, charge and caution was presented to the court and garda inspector Brendan Cadden told Dundalk District Court yesterday there was no objection to bail being granted subject to a number of conditions. They are that the accused lives at the address in Brickfield, Trinity Gardens, Drogheda, that he observes a curfew between 6pm and 8am daily and that he sign on daily at Drogheda garda station.

Judge Sinead Ni Chulachan granted bail subject to those conditions on his own bond of €500 with an independent surety of €1,000.

The judge was told that he was not in a position to take up the bail so he was remanded in custody with consent to appear at Cloverhill district court on the 21st of this month.

Defence solicitor Paddy Goodwin asked for legal aid, which the judge granted.

Irish Independent

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