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Teen car thief now in hospital Nurses' aid in car park row Boy agrees to stay in custody

A youth who confronted a woman with a screwdriver after she caught him rummaging through her car has had his case adjourned after a court heard he now suffers from mental health problems.

The teenager, who has 20 prior convictions, also stole a car from a north Dublin leisure centre and then crashed it, the Children's Court had heard.

The court heard yesterday that the boy had been convicted in August last year of both offences, which took place in April, and remanded on bail.

Gareth Noble, defending, added the 17-year-old, who was not present in court, had since been admitted as an in-patient with mental health difficulties. Sentencing was adjourned for one week.

Nurses' aid in

car park row

A NURSES' aid who discovered his car was locked in a hospital car park after his shift had ended claimed security staff "pinned" him to the ground after he begged them to open it.

Abiodum Olowora (40) said all he wanted to do was collect his son and go home.

Garda witnesses said Olowora was struggling violently with security staff when they happened upon the incident, and he kicked out at one garda.

Olowora, of North Circular Road, Dublin, was found guilty before Tallaght District Court of threatening and abusive behaviour at Tallaght hospital on May 19 last. A judge fined him €500.

Boy agrees to stay in custody

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy facing trespassing and robbery charges agreed to stay in custody after a court heard he was let "roam as he pleases" without supervision.

In July he had been remanded in custody by the Dublin Children's Court after a judge said there were concerns over the lack of parental control of the teen. Yesterday, for a second time, his mother failed to attend his case at the Children's Court.

He had been charged with trespassing at an address in north Dublin on July 20 last, and three counts of mobile phone theft.