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Boy (17) accused over two acts of violence on streets

A YOUTH is facing trial after being accused of taking part in two incidents of violence on Dublin streets.

The 17-year-old boy was charged at the Children's Court with engaging in violent disorder with others, possessing a blade as a weapon and assault causing harm to a male, at Wexford Street, in the city's south side on January 8.

He is also accused of violent disorder, by using or threatening to use violence "likely to cause fear in another person", at Aungier Street, on December 11 last.

Garda Brian Cleary told Judge Elizabeth MacGrath the DPP had directed that the alleged offence should be dealt with at Circuit Court level, which has wider sentencing powers.

The boy's solicitor said submissions would be made pleading for the case to be kept at juvenile court level.

Judge MacGrath remanded the teen on bail to appear again in September. She also ordered the boy, who was accompanied to his case by family members, to obey a 10pm to 8am curfew.

"If you breach the conditions, it is likely you will face custody," she warned him.

She also directed disclosure of the prosecution evidence to the defence.

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