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Boy (16) has mental check

A TEENAGE boy accused of ransacking a house during a burglary is to receive psychiatric assessments at the Central Mental Hospital.

The west Dublin boy (16) is charged at the Children's Court with burglary and criminal damage to furniture and fittings at a house in Clondalkin, in Dublin last April.

In December he had been remanded in custody but later was given bail before a psychiatric assessment of him could be carried out.

He was then referred to the Central Mental Hospital but an order from the court was needed for him to be seen there. Judge Leonard adjourned the case until next month for directions from the DPP. She also made an order directing an "urgent" psychiatric assessment.