Men to stand trial on alleged burglary charge
THREE men charged with aggravated burglary and assault causing harm to a man have been sent forward for trial by judge and jury.
Michael Stokes (31), Richard Stokes (22) and Simon Stokes (23), appeared before Judge John Cheatle at Balbriggan District Court where they were each served with books of evidence.
Judge Cheatle sent the men forward to the current sitting of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on December 3rd when their case will be mentioned for trial.
The defendants, all with addresses at Kishogue Park in Lucan, are charged with aggravated burglary at a house at Palmer Court in Rush on June 3, 2015.
They are further charged with assault a man with a Stanley knife causing him harm on the same date.
After the defendants were served with books of evidence, the judge sent them forward to the Circuit Court to appear before Court No 5.
He gave the defendants the formal alibi warning that they must provide to the prosecution within 14 days details of any alibis they intend to rely on in the course of their trial.
He assigned each defendant one senior counsel and directed disclosure to the defence by the prosecution of copies of the video of the defendant’s garda interview.
The defendants have not yet indicated how they intend to plead to the charges.