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Warrant issued for missing teen

A JUDGE has ordered the arrest of a Dublin teenager who was caught with a stolen trailer and building scaffolding days after he was put on probation for earlier crimes.

The 17-year-old failed to turn up to his sentence hearing at the Children's Court yesterday and Judge Bryan Smyth noted a negative probation report.

He issued a bench warrant to have him arrested and brought before the court.

The teen had pleaded guilty earlier to stealing scaffolding worth €500 from Malahide Marina, north Dublin, on February 16, and possessing a trailer worth €3,500 which was stolen from Swords business park two days earlier.

On February 8, the teenager, who has eight criminal convictions, had been placed on probation for six months. He had admitted breach of the peace and a dangerous parking charge where he blocked a roundabout in Dublin with a van. That probation order had also covered other thefts.