Men to stand trial on al­leged bur­glary charge

Fingal Independent - - NEWS - By NI­COLA DON­NELLY

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.

Bal­brig­gan Court

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