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Bogus charity collector jailed Knife attack on woman denied CCTV probe on cash cards

A DRUG addict who made a bogus charity collection with a forged Unicef card to feed his habit has been jailed for six months.

Charles Conroy (26) was caught approaching members of the public in Dublin city centre and asking them to sponsor him.

Sentencing the father of two, Judge Ann Ryan said it was a "mean" type of offence.

Conroy, of Ashfield Grove, Clonsilla, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a false instrument, under the Theft and Fraud Offences Act.

Dublin District Court heard a plainclothes garda on foot patrol arrested Conroy in Westmoreland Street.

Conroy's solicitor said: "The offence was committed to feed a habit, a habit he has now done something about."

Knife attack on woman denied

A DUBLIN man has denied that he lashed out at a woman with a knife, slicing her on the upper arm.

Sean McCann (32) is alleged to have seriously assaulted two foreign nationals during an attack at Sweetmount Park, Dundrum, on July 7 last.

The accused, of Weston Grove, Churchtown, appeared before Dun Laoghaire District Court on two charges of serious assault, and charges of possessing a knife and public drunkenness.

Defence solicitor Ronnie Lynam said McCann strenuously denied the charges. The matter was set down for hearing in October.

CCTV probe on cash cards

A MAN who allegedly had two stolen cash cards in a shopping centre has been remanded on continuing bail while gardai check if there is any CCTV footage of the incident.

Abdelmalek Semati (34) is charged with handling a stolen AIB Laser card and a stolen Ulster Bank cash card at Dundrum Town Centre on April 4.

Dun Laoghaire District Court heard that the DPP has directed summary disposal of the matters.

Semati, of South Circular Road, Dublin 8, was remanded on continuing bail and will appear in court again in June.