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Security guard faces trial over harassment charge

A SECURITY guard has appeared in court charged with harassing a woman at her home in south Co Dublin over a two-month period last year.

Stephen Waldron (28) is facing trial by judge and jury in the Circuit Court after the DPP directed that the charge was too serious for the District Court.

Waldron, with an address at Ardmore Wood in Bray, appeared before Dun Laoghaire District Court charged with harassing the woman at her home, contrary to sections 10 and six of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997.

The alleged harassment of the woman took place on dates between January 26 and March 29 last year.

The court heard that the DPP has directed trial on indictment in relation to the charges.

The State sought eight weeks for the book of evidence and Judge John Lindsay was told the defence was consenting to the adjournment.

Judge Lindsay adjourned the matter for eight weeks to a date in April for the book of evidence. Waldron is working part time as a security guard and he was appointed free legal aid.