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Brothers accused of ramming man's car

TWO brothers accused of ramming another man's car and chasing him along the M50 have been remanded in custody.

Christopher Dunne (30) and his 21-year-old brother Aaron were allegedly armed with a knife and a baseball bat.

It is further claimed the men made threats to kill the victim on Wednesday night.

A detective alleged the incident arose after the victim turned up at a car park on the Naas Road to sell a car.

Christopher, of Kilcronan Court, and Aaron, of Grangeview Road, both in Clondalkin, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with criminal damage.

Detective Garda Padraig Jennings objected to bail, citing the seriousness of the charges and strength of the evidence.

He said gardai also fear that the accused might interfere with or intimidate witnesses.

Gda Jennings said it will be claimed the alleged victim arrived at a car park in connection with the sale of a car. Gda Jennings said it will be claimed that when the victim tried to drive from the car park in his silver BMW his exit was blocked.

He said it will be alleged that Aaron Dunne approached the man with a baseball bat.

The BMW was then allegedly rammed by a car driven by Christopher which had blocked its exit.

ESCAPE

Gda Jennings claimed the alleged victim escaped in his BMW but he was followed along the M50 where further attempts were made to ram his vehicle.

The detective said it will be claimed the BMW was rammed on Neilstown Road. Gda Jennings further alleged the victim fled the car and he was chased by Christopher who was armed with a knife and made threats to kill him.

Defence solicitor Philip Hannon said the men denied the allegations and were willing to abide by any bail conditions.

Judge David McHugh refused bail and remanded the men in custody to appear before Cloverhill district court in one week.

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