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Trial for man accused of possession of stolen cars


Barry Browne

Barry Browne

Barry Browne

A DUBLIN man charged with the possession of a number of stolen high-powered cars has been sent forward for trial.

Barry Browne (28) was served with the book of evidence when he appeared before Blanchardstown District Court.

He is facing trial in the Circuit Court after the DPP ruled that matters were too serious for the District Court.

The accused, of Dunsoghly Drive in Finglas, is charged with five counts of possession of stolen property.

The matters, contrary to the theft and fraud offences act, allegedly took place at Cappagh Road in Finglas on June 26 last year.

It is alleged Mr Browne had possession of a stolen Toyota Rav 4 as well as a stolen Subaru Impreza, Nissan Micra, part of a Ford Mondeo and a Mercedes.

A State solicitor said the book of evidence had been served on the accused, who goes forward to the present sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Judge David McHugh gave Mr Browne the alibi caution, warning him he had 14 days to provide to the State details of anyone he proposed calling as a witness in his defence.

His solicitor and one junior counsel were assigned on free legal aid.

Judge McHugh ordered a video copy of an interview which gardai conducted with the accused to be furnished to his legal team.

Mr Browne has not yet indicated a plea to the charges.