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Vandalism charge is delayed to let teen sit exams

A LEAVING Cert student accused of cracking the windows of a pub has had his case adjourned for six weeks so he can sit his State exams.

Adam Duke (18) is alleged to have caused over €1,300 to the windows of McGowan's Pub in Stillorgan.

The accused, of Hillside in Dalkey, appeared before Dun Laoghaire District Court charged with threatening and abusive behaviour at Kilmacud Road Lower on May 3 last.

He was further charged before the court with two counts of criminal damage totalling €1,380 to McGowan's pub, Stillorgan.

A garda witness said that when charged with the offences Duke responded: "Can I file a complaint now or tomorrow?", as well as "didn't do that" and "did not do that either".

The court heard the DPP has directed summary disposal of the matters in the District Court, and Judge Bridget Reilly said she would accept jurisdiction.

Defence solicitor Jonathan Dunphy asked for CCTV footage of the alleged incident.

The matter was adjourned to a date in July so Duke can sit his Leaving Certificate exams and speak to his solicitor.