June 22, 2024

The State has been urged to advance a case involving a Letterkenny teenager who’s in detention over a sequence of incidents in August.

The juvenile, a teenage boy who can’t be named for authorized causes resulting from his age, appeared earlier than Letterkenny District Courtroom through video hyperlink from the Oberstown Youngsters Detention Campus.

Sergeant Gerard Dalton informed the courtroom that instructions are nonetheless excellent from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Sergeant Dalton stated he was assured that progress could be made inside two weeks.

“A file has been submitted and we’ve got impressed upon them the significance of the matter,” Sergeant Dalton informed the courtroom. “We’re aware that he’s a juvenile and issues must be progressed.”

Solicitor for the boy, Mr Rory O’Brien, stated that the case was a ‘bit extra nuanced and precarious’ as {the teenager} was approaching his 18th birthday.

“This man wants instructions,” Mr O’Brien stated. “He’s in custody now for a substantial interval. There isn’t a cause this needs to be taking that lengthy. It must be handled resulting from his age and the advantages he needs to be afforded pursuant to the Youngsters’s Act.”

Sergeant Dalton stated that it was his data that the matter was ‘on the last phases’ as regards instructions.

The boy is charged with inducing employees on the Radisson Blu Lodge, Paddy Harte Highway, Letterkenny to just accept as real a financial institution card belonging to a different individual with the intention of creating acquire for himself or one other on August 11, 2023.

He’s charged with unlawfully taking possession of a pedal cycle with out the consent of the proprietor at Slieve Sneacht Highway, Letterkenny on August 13.

The accused is charged with unlawfully utilizing a mechanically propelled automobile with out the consent of the proprietor at Dry Arch Filling Station on August 18. On the identical date, he’s charged with making off with out paying for €34 price of diesel on the Dry Arch Filling Station.

He faces an additional cost of unlawfully utilizing a 125cc Keeway Bike, a mechanically propelled automobile with out the consent of the proprietor at Cill an Oir Filling Station on August 21.

He’s additionally charged with stealing an iPhone 11 Professional to the worth of €375 from iTech on Port Highway, Letterkenny, on August 23. On the identical date he’s charged with producing a knife throughout the course of a dispute at Letterkenny Retail Park, Paddy Harte Highway, Letterkenny.

Choose Éiteáin Cunningham remanded the boy in detention to look once more through video hyperlink earlier than the October 16 sitting of Letterkenny District Courtroom.

Solicitor seeks ‘urgency’ for Letterkenny teen charged with sequence of offences was final modified: October third, 2023 by Workers Author