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In Brief: Boy held after bail breaches

A 14-YEAR-OLD schoolboy has been remanded in custody after a judge heard he broke a 'house arrest' order.

The teenager also broke into a car in north inner city Dublin on September 4, it was alleged at the Dublin Children's Court.

Judge Clare Leonard said the conditions of bail included the boy being taken to school and back home by his mother.

He was not allowed out of the house unless he was with his mother.

Gardai objected to bail based on 10 breaches of the teen's conditions. The boy was remanded to a detention centre for two weeks. In addition to psychological and educational assessments, the judge directed that he should be drug tested.

Phone mugger pays his victim

A TEENAGER repeatedly punched and kicked another youth until he let go of his mobile phone and he ran off with it, a court heard.

John Tallon (18) and an accomplice left the other youth with bruises to his face and legs following the robbery in west Dublin.

Judge John Lindsay ordered Tallon to pay €400 compensation to the victim and said he would strike out the charge if the compensation was paid.

The defendant, of Meadow View Grove in Lucan, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to robbing a mobile phone, worth €150.

The incident took place at Cannonbrook Avenue in Lucan around 2pm on April 19 last year.

Reveller would not give name

A DRUNKEN chef was fined €750 for refusing to give his name and address to gardai.

Stephen Halpin (25) claimed he and a mate were simply chatting to girls outside a pub and he wasn't told it was an offence to withhold his name.

The defendant, of Strand Street in Skerries and Chapel Grove in Balbriggan, was found guilty at Swords District Court of public drunkenness and failing to give his name and address to gardai.

The incident took place on Drogheda Street, Balbriggan shortly before 3am.