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Halloween car seizure accused remanded

A DUBLIN man accused of unlawfully seizing a vehicle on Halloween has been remanded in custody for one week.

Christopher Black (21) is alleged to have taken the car by force or threat of force during an incident in west Dublin on Wednesday night.

He did not apply for bail and Judge Bryan Smyth remanded him in custody for one week to appear before Cloverhill District Court next Thursday.

The accused, of Griffith Parade in Finglas, appeared before Dublin District Court charged with the unlawful seizure of a vehicle, contrary to Section 10 of the Criminal Law (Jurisdiction) Act, 1976.


He is also charged with stealing a mobile phone and with causing damage to a garden wall and gate during the incident on Griffith Road.

Garda Christopher Ward said Black was arrested shortly after 11pm on Wednesday night at Griffith Road in Finglas and taken to Finglas Garda Station where he was later charged by Sergeant Gerry Moroney.

The court heard that Black is unemployed and on social welfare.

Black, who was wearing a grey T-shirt and grey tracksuit bottoms, did not speak during the short hearing.