In Brief: Affray trial for woman (35)

A DUBLIN woman accused along with three others of committing affray on a southside street has been sent forward for trial.

Janet Burke (35) is also alleged to have produced a knife with a serrated blade during the course of a dispute, in which a peace officer was allegedly assaulted.

Burke's three co-accused, two men and a woman, have already been sent for trial.

Burke, of Mount Brown, James Street, Dublin 8, appeared at Dun Laoghaire District Court in connection with the alleged incident at Marine Road in Dun Laoghaire on January 12 last.

Burke, who goes forward to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, was remanded on bail in her own bond of €250.

Shopper threat to store guard

A SHOPPER who threatened to beat up a security officer claimed he only intervened when he saw the man assault a young boy.

Blake Tobin (28) was in Tesco, Ballybrack, when he said he saw the officer put his arms around the boy's neck, and his face redden.

A garda said the security officer was holding the boy until gardai arrived, as he had stolen a bottle of vodka.

Tobin, of Whitechapel Lawn in Blanchardstown, admitted at Dun Laoghaire District Court to threatening and abusive behaviour on October 16 last.

Judge Clare Leonard adjourned sentencing to a date in November.

Teen riot case is struck out

A TEENAGER who was involved in a riot in south Dublin estate has had his case struck out after he made a donation to a garda charity.

Gavin Davis (18) was allegedly part of a group of five youths who threatened to use violence against each other.

Judge John Coughlan struck out the charge after Davis donated €300 to a garda charity.

Davis, of The Drive, Millbrook Lawns in Tallaght, was before Tallaght District Court charged with committing affray at Kilmartin Drive in Tallaght on June 19, 2011.