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Trespass teen 'led astray' by his father

A YOUTH who trespassed on a building site at Dublin Airport was "led down the garden path" by his father, a court heard.

The 16-year-old and his father broke through part of a fence and were looking for copper wiring when Aer Lingus staff spotted them and called the airport police.

The teen admitted before a sitting of the Children's Court at Blanchardstown to a charge of trespass at Dublin Airport.

The incident took place shortly before 9pm on July 3 last.

The court heard the teenager had no previous convictions.

Defence solicitor Simon Fleming said the youth worked with his father collecting scrap and that he was somewhat "led down the garden path" by his father, who also faces charges in relation to the matter.

Judge Brian Sheridan applied the Probation Act.