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Men accused of threat to woman

TWO men are alleged to have kicked their way into a woman's house and threatened to harm her and her family, a court heard.

John Watson (37) and Francis Watson (31) were allegedly forced out of the house in Clondalkin after the victim's neighbour overheard a commotion and came to her help.

The men allegedly damaged a lamp in the hallway during the course of the argument.

Judge John Lindsay said he would accept jurisdiction of the charges and adjourned the matter to allow John Watson, of Dolphin House, Rialto, and Francis Watson, of Iveagh Hostel, Bride Road, Dublin 8, to speak to their solicitor.

Teen banned from city centre

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy who allegedly attacked an elderly man with a bottle during the course of two house burglaries within the space of 30 minutes has been banned from Dublin city centre.

The teenager has been charged with two counts of burglary at the Navan Road in Cabra, in north Dublin, in the early hours of May 27 last.

He was barred from the Dublin 1 and Dublin 7 areas and told that he must abstain from alcohol.