Youth who breached bail is re­manded in cus­tody


Bray People - - NEWS -

A YOUTH ac­cused of a string of bur­glary, crim­i­nal dam­age and other of­fences won­dered ' what cur­few' when brought be­fore Judge Mur­rough Con­nel­lan last week in Ark­low.

Dar­ren Doyle ( 20), 2 Wood­bine Close, New Ross, ap­peared in Bray District Court on Thurs­day af­ter an ap­pear­ance in Ark­low Court the pre­vi­ous day for breach­ing bail con­di­tions. Doyle is ac­cused of bur­glary on Oc­to­ber 30 at Cool­gre­aney Road, Ark­low; threat­en­ing and abu­sive be­hav­iour on Wex­ford Road, Ark­low on Novem­ber 10; crim­i­nal dam­age at Ark­low Ser­vice Sta­tion on Oc­to­ber 27; and bur­glary at Thai and Hong Kong Gar­dens, Castlepark, Ark­low, on Oc­to­ber 27. He also faces charges of ar­son and bur­glary at Vale Road, Ark­low, on Oc­to­ber 28; theft at Cool­gre­aney Road on Oc­to­ber 1; crim­i­nal dam­age at Braud­ers Shop, Cool­gre­aney Road on Oc­to­ber 20; and fail­ing to ap­pear at Ark­low District Court on Jan­uary 20.

He went on to break con­di­tions of bail by fail­ing to sign on in Ark­low, where he used to re­side, and breach­ing his cur­few.

Doyle's so­lic­i­tor Tom Honan said in Ark­low last Wed­nes­day that his client did not re­alise he could not sign on daily at New Ross Garda Sta­tion in place of Ark­low. He added that the client was un­aware of what a cur­few was.

'He paid no at­ten­tion to it,' said Judge Mur­rough Con­nel­lan. ' The court or­dered the de­fen­dant to sign on in Ark­low. It is not a case of what suits Mr. Doyle. He is in breach of bail here.'

'I am not al­low­ing any­one to pre­sume in­cor­rectly' added Judge Con­nel­lan be­fore re­fus­ing bail and re­mand­ing the mat­ter to Bray District Court.

' You need to be very clear that the cur­few is tied to wher­ever you are.' The fol­low­ing day, Judge Con­nel­lan was no more in­clined to re­lease the de­fen­dant.

'He seems to feel the or­der of the Court is some­thing he can de­cide on and change at his whim,' said the Judge, be­fore re­mand­ing the ac­cused in cus­tody to ap­pear in Ark­low District Court on March 9.

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