Teenager has ‘serious threat against his life’
THE parents of a teen with a ‘serious threat against his life’ refused to come to court with him in Bray last Thursday.
The 16-year-old was facing Judge David Kennedy on a charge of theft. No parent was present in court. The court heard that he was seen on the roof of the house and found in possession of stolen property.
Inspector Declan McCarthy told the judge that his parents had also refused to come to the garda station when the boy was arrested. A Peace Commissioner acted in loco parentis.
‘ There should be an application on behalf of the HSE to have him taken in to care,’ said Judge Kennedy.
It emerged that the teenager had broken existing bail conditions when he was arrested in Bray.
Gardai objected to releasing him on bail. A barrister for the defence said that there were difficulties in relation to the HSE due to a ‘serious threat against his life.’ A representative from the body will be in court on the next occasion. The juvenile was remanded in Custody to next week.