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Man accused of ¤55k con

A 41-YEAR-OLD man has been accused of conning a Dublin woman out of ¤55,000.

Brendan Madden with an address at Liffey Hall, Newbridge, Co Kildare, was charged yesterday with two counts under Section Six of the Theft and Fraud Offences Act.

He is accused of deception and inducing the woman to withdraw ¤25,000 and ¤30,000 from her account at an AIB branch, in Dublin, on June 16, 2008, and on November 5, 2007.

Judge McCarthy remanded him on bail to appear again on October 4.

Mower charge struck out

A DUBLIN man accused of "driving" a lawnmower at his neighbour's car and scraping the underside of the vehicle has had the allegations against him dropped.

Aidan McMahon (28) was also cleared of hitting his neighbour in the face during an alleged incident on May 28, 2009. Mr McMahon, of Castlefield Drive, in Rathfarnham, had appeared before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. A Circuit Court judge struck out the summonses.

Teen accused of bike theft bid

A TEENAGER was allegedly caught by gardai hitting a lock off the ground and trying to steal a bike in Dublin city centre.

Mirel Rostas (19), of Virginia Heights, Tallaght, appeared before Dublin District Court charged with attempted theft.

The alleged incident took place at Nassau Street before 4am on August 6.

Judge Aeneas McCarthy adjourned the case to October.

Mr Losty: A clarification

In the online edition of the Evening Herald on May 30, 2011, we carried a report stating that Leslie Losty of Knockdinnon, Dromin, Co Louth, was charged with assaulting a man on November 21. We wish to point out that the charges for assault against Mr Losty were withdrawn on April 29, 2011. We are happy to publish this correction.