Tuesday 20 August 2019

Man denies stealing six turkeys and 30 bottles of whiskey before Christmas

Douglas Purcell
Douglas Purcell
Andrew Phelan

Andrew Phelan

A man has appeared in court charged with stealing six turkeys from a hotel during the festive period in 2014.

Dublin man Douglas Purcell (33) denies taking the poultry along with chocolates, wine, whiskey and cigarettes in an alleged incident in the west of the city.

The total value of the goods allegedly taken just three days before Christmas day two years ago is €2,217.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the case against him at Blanchardstown District Court, for hearing on a later date.

Mr Purcell is charged with stealing six turkeys worth €180, a box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates worth €5.49, 30 bottles of Jameson Whiskey valued at €714 , six bottles of Santa Rita wine at €46 and 600 cigarettes worth €272.

The theft is alleged to have happened at the Red Cow hotel on the Naas Road on December 22, 2014.

The court heard the defendant was pleading not guilty and Judge David McHugh adjourned the case to a date in February.

The defendant, of Melville Square, Cityside, Finglas, was remanded on continuing bail.

No details of the alleged festive thefts were heard during the accused’s brief court appearance.

Mr Purcell did not address the court.

The charge against Mr Purcell is under Section 4 of the Theft and Fraud Offences Act.


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