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Boy faces trial over mugging

THE case of a youth who allegedly held a broken bottle to a French woman during a robbery is too serious to be dealt with in the Dublin Children's Court, a judge found.

The 17-year-old boy had been remanded in custody last month following the alleged handbag theft on December 19 at James Joyce Street, Dublin. However, Judge Clare Leonard agreed to hear the defence's plea for the case to be kept in the juvenile court on January 31.