Friday 19 January 2018

Man charged with trespass and criminal damage at supermarket

Nicola Donnelly

A MAN charged with trespass and criminal damage at a North Dublin supermarket has been refused bail at Balbriggan District Court.

Mark Kelly (35) of Cluain Lara Drive in Finglas appeared before the court this morning after he was arrested last night in Lusk village.

Kelly, dressed in Nike three-quarter length shorts, Nike runners and a grey top, has been charged with trespassing and criminal damage at Cost Cutters Express at The Village Store on Main Street in Lusk on February 18.

Garda Keith Horgan of Balbriggan Garda Station told the court that he arrested the defendant at 12.55am following a lengthy foot chase through Lusk village and detained him under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

He charged Kelly at 6.55am and said the defendant made no reply after caution. Gda Horgan outlined his objections to bail stating the seriousness of the charges.

‘It is alleged that he was caught red-handed and was observed getting over a secure locked gate near the premises and after a lengthy foot

chase he was arrested,’ said Gda Horgan.

Defence barrister Patrick Jackson said Kelly is concerned about being put into custody as he has been on medication for anxiety.

However, Judge Dermot Dempsey refused bail and remanded him in custody to appear before Cloverhill Court on February 25. He directed the defendant receive medical attention.

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