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Teen's 'garda threat to burn down house'

A TEENAGER accused of threatening to burn down a neighbour's house and seriously assaulting her is facing trial.

Thomas Finn (19) allegedly made the threat to burn down the house in front of gardai.

He is facing trial at the Circuit Court after the matters were ruled to be too serious for the District Court.

The defendant, of Berryfield Road in Finglas, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with threatening to cause criminal damage. It is alleged Finn made the threat to garda Adrian O'Reilly on May 31.

Finn is also accused of seriously assaulting a neighbour in a separate incident at Berryfield Road on July 12. Judge John Lindsay remanded Finn on bail in his own bond of €300.