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Teenager charged with robbery and assault after incident in Carrigaline is told to stay off social media

The teenager was charged with robbery and with assault causing harm of another teenager.

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Updated Jun 8th 2020, 1:58 PM

A 17-YEAR-OLD BOY charged in connection with an incident in Co Cork where another teenager was slashed and stabbed with a bottle has received bail but has been warned not to go on social media.

The youth, who cannot be named because he is underage, appeared before Cork District Court today where he was charged with two offences arising out of the incident in Waterpark, Carrigaline on Saturday night.

The teen was charged with robbery and with assault causing harm of the other teenager, who is also 17.

The offences are contrary to Section 3 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act at Waterpark, Carrigaline on 6 June.

Det Garda Declan Healy of Carrigaline Garda Station gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution.

He told Judge Olann Kelleher that he arrested and charged the teen with both offences at 11.47pm on 7 June and that he made no reply to the charges after caution.

“This case arises out of the social media incident where a video was circulated in relation to an incident at Waterpark in Carrigaline where a youth was assaulted and robbed of his mobile phone.”

Det Garda Healy said gardai had no objection to the youth being released on bail provided he met a number of conditions.

These included that he live at a named address which was provided to the court but which was not to be published.

He said that gardai were also seeking that he sign on three times a week between 9am and 9pm at a garda station near the named address where the teenager must live.

Det Garda Healy said that gardai were also seeking that the youth stay off all intoxicants while they also wanted the accused to not go on social media.

He said that gardai were also asking that the accused have no contact, directly or indirectly with three named friends whose names were given to the court but were not to be published.

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He said that gardai were also seeking an undertaking from the youth that he have no contact with any witnesses in the case and that he stay out of Carrigaline, Douglas and Blackrock in Cork city.

Solicitor Eugene Murphy said that his client was willing to abide by all the bail terms sought by gardai. He applied for legal aid as the youth is a student and not working.

Sgt Gearoid Davis applied to have the case adjourned for DPP’s directions to Cork Juvenile District Court on 10 July.

Judge Olann Kelleher remanded the accused on bail to appear again on that date.

Judge Kelleher warned the youth that if he goes on social media and posts anything in relation to the case or has any contact with anyone involved in the case, he will be taken into custody.

He also indicated to the media outlets that publication of any details identifying the accused, including the address where he must reside, the garda station where he must sign on or the names of his friends would be a contempt of court.

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