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Axe accused is sent for trial

A MAN accused of aggravated burglary while in possession of an axe at a neighbour's house has been sent for trial to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Michael O'Brien (30) was sent for trial on burglary and criminal damage charges at Blanchardstown District Court.

O'Brien, of Bridgeview, Cloverhill Road, Clondalkin, is charged with committing burglary at another house at Bridgeview.

He is also charged with smashing the front windscreen of a man's Ford Transit van and two front windows of his house.

The offences are alleged to have happened on October 9, 2011.

Pizza hijacker

arrested again

A TEENAGER was arrested for motor theft while awaiting sentence for a robbery which caused a delivery man to lose his job after his car was hijacked.

The 16-year-old boy had been detained by the Dublin Children's Court in December for seizing a pizza delivery man's car.

But he has yet to be sentenced for robbery of the victim in connection with the incident at a housing estate in Ballyfermot, west Dublin, on January 16 last year.

He had been ordered to obey bail conditions pending sentence but was remanded in custody on Saturday following his arrest for a motor theft.

He appeared again at the Children's Court yesterday and will appear again in four weeks for sentencing for the robbery of the delivery man and for the DPP's directions over his latest arrest.

Shoplifter mum pays to charity

A MOTHER-of-three shoplifted by putting stolen clothes into her child's buggy at a Dublin store, a court heard.

Brigid Connors (29) was with her children when she took the clothes. She had the case against her struck out when she admitted a theft charge and made a €50 charity donation.

Connors, of Fortunestown Crescent, Tallaght, pleaded guilty at Blanchardstown District Court to theft at JJB Sports, Liffey Valley.