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Boy (17) accused of assaulting and stabbing man five times during robbery in Dublin

CourtsBy Tom Tuite
Court: The 17-year-old is accused of stabbing the man before mussing him
Court: The 17-year-old is accused of stabbing the man before mussing him

A DUBLIN youth has been refused bail after he was charged with mugging of a 57-year-old man who was allegedly punched, kicked and stabbed during an incident in Tallaght last year.

The 17-year-old boy is charged with robbery of the man on July 29 last year.

He was refused bail when he appeared before Judge John Lindsay at Dublin Children's Court today and was remanded in custody to appear again on April 13 next.

In Garda objection to bail Judge Lindsay heard it was alleged that the man, a Zimbabwean national, had turned a corner at Sundale Heights when he was set on. It was alleged he was knocked on the ground kicked, punched and stabbed five times.

The court heard he has made a full recovery from his physical injuries and his phone had been stolen.

Another youth also facing a robbery charge in connection with the incident has been granted bail and is due to appear again at the juvenile court on April 30 next.

It has not yet been established whether the case will be dealt with in the juvenile court or instead go forward to the circuit court which has tougher sentencing powers.

Neither teenager has entered a plea to the charges.