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Copter chase boy gets bail

A 15-year-old boy, who was the driver of a stolen 4x4 that led gardai on a high-speed traffic pursuit that ended when he crashed into another car, has been re-admitted to bail.

The Children's Court had heard the then 13-year-old boy drove across greens in residential areas, broke red lights and sped on the wrong side of a road as he was chased by patrol cars and a garda helicopter on February 22 last year.

He had been awaiting sentence but his case was re-entered last Monday and he had been remanded in custody until yesterday after the court heard evidence he had breached bail conditions.

Yesterday Judge Ann Ryan remanded the boy on bail to appear again next week.

He has pleaded guilty to the offences.



Teen accused of taking car

A 17-YEAR-OLD Dublin boy charged with stealing a car from a house he allegedly burgled in Bray has been remanded in custody.

The teenager was brought before the Dublin Children's Court charged with the theft of a car and burglary which allegedly happened in the early hours of yesterday.

Judge William Hamill heard that the boy, who was arrested in Shankill, in south Co Dublin, made no reply when he was charged.

Judge Hamill also noted that gardai were opposed to bail being granted. He was remanded in custody to appear again on Monday next for a bail hearing.



Brothel house man walks free

A 36-YEAR-OLD man who pleaded guilty to permitting the use of a brothel in a house has been given a one-year suspended sentence.

Zdenek Kinzl, of Cluain Ri, Ashbourne, Co Meath, appeared before Wexford Circuit Criminal Court.

Kinzl pleaded guilty to being the tenant, leasee, occupier or the person in charge of premises knowingly permitted to be used as a brothel or for the purposes of prostitution on February 5, 2009, at Aoibheann, Ballinakill, Ferns, Co Wexford.

Judge Alice Doyle imposed a one-year prison sentence, which was suspended for 18 months.


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