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Teen accused of burning girl

A DUBLIN youth is to face a hearing next week to decide his trial venue over allegations that he used a cigarette lighter to cause a burn on a girl's stomach in 2009.

The boy, aged 16, who is accused of assault causing harm to the girl, in north Dublin, on a date in July 2009, appeared at the Children's Court yesterday.

The judge said he wanted to see those reports and photographs of the injuries before the court decided whether the case should stay in the Children's Court or be heard at the Circuit Court.

The boy was remanded on continuing bail to appear again next Thursday.