Saturday 18 November 2017

Murder accused asks to return to 'vulnerable care' while in custody

'While in prison awaiting trial, he has been taken off protective custody and wants it reinstated, his lawyer told a court today' (stock photo)
'While in prison awaiting trial, he has been taken off protective custody and wants it reinstated, his lawyer told a court today' (stock photo)

Andrew Phelan

A student accused of murdering mother-of-three Irene White has asked to be put back under "vulnerable care" while he is in custody.

Anthony Lambe (34) is charged with murdering Ms White (43), who was stabbed to death in Dundalk in 2005.

While in prison awaiting trial, he has been taken off protective custody and wants it reinstated, his lawyer told a court today.

However, Judge Kathryn Hutton ruled it was a matter for the prison authorities and further adjourned the case at Cloverhill District Court, for the preparation of a book of evidence.

Mr Lambe, from Annadrumman, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, first appeared in court when he was arrested and charged last month.

He is charged with the murder of Irene White on the April 6, 2005, at Ice House, Demesne Road, Dundalk, Co Louth.

Sgt Stephen Nalty told the court the prosecution was applying for a further remand in custody, for the DPP's directions to be made available.

Irish Independent

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