GARDA CHASE ENDS WITH CRASH
After dramatic end to high-speed pursuit, gardaí discover €3,000 of drugs
DRUGS with an street value of around €3,000 were seized from a vehicle in Bunclody on Saturday morning after a high-speed chase which culminated in the fleeing car hitting a van near the Applegreen Station at Ryland Street. The incident took place at around 9 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Gardaí had noticed a car being driven dangerously and activated the squad car’s lights to pull the driver over. The man, however, instead took off at speed.
A MAN accused of robbing a visitor to Enniscorthy at knifepoint, forcing him to withdraw €300 in cash from a Rafter Street bank machine, has once again been refused bail at the District Court.
Dean Kenny (23) of 16 Millbrook, Ross Road, was charged with possession of a knife and robbery at Rafter Street on April 9 last. He was also charged with criminal damage and burglary at 1 Riverview Court on April 3 last.
The court heard that Kenny was on bail at the time that the robbery took place and that, despite having previously been refused bail in the District Court, he had subsequently been granted High Court bail. This bail was later revoked, however, after Kenny breached bail conditions no fewer than seven occasions.
Garda Coleman of Enniscorthy Garda Station said that he was opposing this latest bail application due to Kenny’s history of breaching bail conditions, concerns that he may reoffend and given the seriousness of the charges. Garda Coleman pointed out that the robbery charge could carry a sentence of up to five years on conviction.
Kenny’s solicitor pointed out that DPP Directions had only been given last week and his client stood to spend a long time in custody while a book of evidence was prepared should the bail application not be approved.
‘He was granted bail in the High Court,’ said Judge Gerard Haughton. ‘ That was breached and the bail was revoked. I can’t go behind that. The High Court felt that it was serious enough to forfeit the €3,000 that had been lodged by the defendant’s mother to secure bail. I have no hesitation in refusing bail. I’m not satisfied that he will refrain from further offences or will comply with the bail conditions imposed.’
Kenny was remanded in custody to appear again before the court on November 1.
Ulster Bank on Rafter Street and its ATM.