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Monday 22 January 2018

Man (61) charged after baby taken on joy ride

Conor Kane

AN unemployed man charged in connection with the alleged stealing of a car that had a baby boy in the back seat has been given bail until November.

Patrick McCarthy (61), of Mullaly Grove, Cappamore, Co Limerick, is charged with the unauthorised taking of a car following a series of events in north Tipperary on Thursday afternoon. Gardai reported that a car was taken from the village of Newport at about 3pm and a four-month-old boy was in the back seat at the time.

The car was later abandoned outside Nenagh after a major garda operation and the baby boy was reunited with his parents.

Mr McCarthy was arrested on the outskirts of Limerick at about 4pm and held at Nenagh garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Judge Martin adjourned the case until November at Nenagh Court, remanding the accused on continuing bail and granting free legal aid.

Irish Independent

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