Tralee man ac­cused of theft

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS -

A TRALEE man ac­cused of rob­bing a man of his wal­let con­tain­ing ap­prox­i­mately €200 and bank cards, is to have his case heard in the cir­cuit court af­ter a district court judge de­clined ju­ris­dic­tion.

De­nis Ward (27), re­sid­ing at Ar­ling­ton Lodge, is charged with the theft at Maine Street, Tralee on Oc­to­ber 5. He was ar­rested at Ar­ling­ton Lodge and made no re­ply when charged.

The court heard de­tails of how a male had been fol­lowed home along Maine Street when he was at­tacked from be­hind by two males, punched and kicked in the face a num­ber of times be­fore be­ing robbed of the cash and cards.

Judges James O’Con­nor had no hes­i­ta­tion in de­clin­ing ju­ris­dic­tion, with the re­sult that the ac­cused will now ap­pear be­fore the cir­cuit court.

So­lic­i­tor Nuala Lis­ton said that there was no ap­pli­ca­tion for bail and the de­fen­dant was re­manded in cus­tody to ap­pear be­fore today’s (Wed­nes­day) sit­ting of Tralee District Court.

Judge James O’Con­nor warned that the de­fen­dant should have a se­ri­ous plan of ac­tion and money in place be­fore he ap­pears be­fore an­other court.

Dur­ing the judge’s remarks the de­fen­dant in­ter­rupted, stat­ing that the of­fences were “al­leged”. Judge O’Con­nor warned Mr Ward to keep his mouth shut be­fore mov­ing onto the next case.

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