Man made fire threat

Bray People - - NEWS -

A MAN who threat­ened ‘I will start set­ting fire to houses so you will know it was me,’ was granted bail at Bray District Court last Thurs­day, with strict con­di­tions.

Michael O’Toole (26), pre­vi­ously of 18 Su­gar­loaf Cres­cent, Bray, must now stay at 11 Rams­gate, Gorey and sign on daily at Gorey Garda Sta­tion. He must also ob­serve a cur­few of 10 p.m. to 7 ap.m. He is ac­cused of bur­glary, crim­i­nal dam­age, and steal­ing a bike, at dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions in Bray on Fe­bru­ary 22.

O’Toole ap­peared in Ark­low District Court the pre­vi­ous week where bail was re­fused and the mat­ter was ad­journed to Bray. His replies to the charges were ‘I did no harm to that man’s house. I said that in my state­ment. That man is mak­ing it up’ and ‘I will start set­ting fire to houses so you will know it was me.’

Judge Con­nel­lan took this com­ment into ac­count when re­fus­ing bail and the fact that the Garda told court that the ac­cused is al­leged to have re­of­fended within hours of pre­vi­ous re­lease.

Judge Mur­rough Con­nel­lan, said that an in­de­pen­dent surety of €750 would be re­quired for bail.

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