| 9.4°C Dublin

Man accused of sending death threat text to ex

Close

So far more than 100,000 people from 550 groups have signed up to Text Alert system which allows communities to rapidly exchange information

So far more than 100,000 people from 550 groups have signed up to Text Alert system which allows communities to rapidly exchange information

So far more than 100,000 people from 550 groups have signed up to Text Alert system which allows communities to rapidly exchange information

A DUBLIN man has been refused bail after being accused of sending a text message threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend.

Dean Brennan (28) is also alleged to have harassed the woman and told gardai he would "not drop it" as long as she was seeing her current partner.

Judge Denis McLoughlin remanded the accused in custody following objections by gardai.

Mr Brennan, with an address at Casement Park, Finglas, is charged with threatening to kill or cause serious harm to the woman at another address in Finglas on December 18.

He is also charged with harassing her at the same address on December 26.

The prosecuting garda told the court her objections to bail were based on the nature and seriousness of the charges.

She alleged that the accused made "certain admissions" while detained and said he was "not letting this go as long as (the woman) was going out with her current partner".

knife

The garda said the defendant had been arrested outside the alleged victim's house.

A small kitchen knife was found in the area but this had not yet been technically examined.

The ex-partner believed that Mr Brennan may carry out serious threats he allegedly made.

The garda also believed he could carry out some of these threats and would not abide by bail conditions.

He allegedly told gardai he was taking "30 tablets per day".

Defence solicitor Michelle Sheeran said the accused was intoxicated at the time and did not recall telling the garda he was taking tablets.

He was not welcome at his family home but had another address to stay at, she said.

Judge McLoughlin said while Mr Brennan enjoyed a presumption of innocence, he was refusing bail.

hnews@herald.ie


Privacy