Man accused of smashing up his neighbours' cars

Eimear Cotter

THIS is the Dublin man who

is alleged to have smashed up the windows of four of his neighbours' cars.

Kevin Foster (33) is alleged to have caused the damage during an early-morning attack on the vehicles.

A judge adjourned the matter for seven weeks for DPP's directions on the charges.

The defendant appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with criminal damage to four cars at Oakview Court in Hartstown on December 3.

Garda Davide Laird told the court that he arrested Foster at 3.15am at Oakview Court and took him to Blanchardstown Garda Station where he was later charged by Sergeant David Kemp.

Garda Laird said Foster was handed a true copy of each charge sheet and made no reply to the charges after caution.

Defence solicitor Terence Hanahoe asked for a long adjournment, saying he is seeking a number of medical reports which may benefit his client.

The court heard that Foster was unemployed and Mr Hanahoe was assigned on free legal aid.

Judge Brian Sheridan adjourned the matter for eight weeks to a date in February.