Saturday 25 November 2017

Two teens charged in relation to attack on care home worker

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Tom Tuite

TWO teenagers have been charged with being armed with a knife and a sock containing a bottle of aftershave during an attack a staff member in a children's care home.

The Dublin Children's Court heard it was alleged a care worker at the facility sustained a serious injury after he was struck with a sock containing a bottle.

A 17-year-old boy had been charged with stealing a car from the children's care home in Dublin on September 3 last, after the staff member was allegedly attacked.

However, he was further charged with possessing a sock containing a bottle of aftershave during an assault causing harm to the male care worker. He also faces additional, connected charges for stealing car keys from the facility and damaging an office door.

A 14-year-old boy was also charged as a co-defendant with a litany of offences in connection with the incident: possessing a knife as a weapon during the course of assault causing harm to the same a care worker, two counts attacking a female staff member, as  well as motor theft and stealing a set of car keys.

The pair, who are on bail and residing in care centres, have not yet entered pleas and were remanded on conditional bail by Judge John O'Connor to appear again in February.

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