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CCTV hitch for mini-riot trial

A YOUTH accused of taking part in a mini-riot in Dublin had a new trial date set yesterday because CCTV evidence could not be shown on a court's DVD player.

The 17-year-old has pleaded not guilty to affray with three others at Marlborough Street, on October 27. He was due to face a hearing at the Dublin Children's Court.

Judge Ann Ryan heard that the prosecution intended to use CCTV footage as evidence. However, the disc format was not playable on the court's DVD player.

The trial will now take place on July 25 next.

The teenager is on bail in relation to the affray charge, but in custody over other matters, the court heard.



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