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Judge issues arrest warrant for troubled teen

Judge issues arrest warrant for troubled teen

A JUDGE has ordered the arrest of a youth awaiting sentence for stealing a car from a house in Kinsealy in north Co. Dublin.

The boy, aged 17, failed to appear at the Dublin Children's Court today.

Judge John O'Connor issued a bench warrant for his arrest.

The teenager had pleaded guilty at an earlier stage to theft of the car from a residence at Aspen Road, in Kinsealy on March 5th last.

Garda Mark McKenna told Judge O'Connor the teenager was cautioned on Wednesday night to remind him about the hearing and “he gave the distinct impression that he would not be showing up today”.