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THIS is the man accused of robbing a young woman of her handbag and mobile phone.

Now Thomas Stokes (32) has been ordered to stay out of the Blanchardstown area for the duration of his trial.

Stokes, with an address at St Margaret's Park, Ballymun, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with robbery.

The alleged incident occurred at Hazelbury Park, Clonee, last July.

It is alleged that Stokes robbed a woman of an Amazon Kindle, a mobile phone and a handbag valued at €300.

He is further charged with stealing cigarettes and petrol worth €20 from Maxol, Constitution Hill, on the same day.

A State solicitor said the book of evidence was ready and had been served on the accused, who goes forward to the present sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.


Judge David McHugh gave Stokes the alibi caution, warning him he had 14 days to provide details of anyone he proposed calling as a witness in his defence.

Defence solicitor Valerie Buckley and one junior counsel were assigned on free legal aid.