Leroy Dumbrell charged with threatening to kill woman in Dublin

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Leroy Dumbrell
Leroy Dumbrell

Dumbrell is accused of making a threat to kill a woman on Wednesday morning for which he has been remanded in custody

Leroy Dumbrell from Emmett Road in Inchicore appeared before Judge Cormac Dunne at Dublin District Court today charged with threatening to kill or cause serious harm to a named woman at Emmett Road.

The 28-year-old made no reply when he was charged, Judge Dunne heard.

No plea was entered to the alleged offence which, on conviction, can result in a sentence of up to 10 years.

Dumbrell, through his lawyer, pleaded for bail on the basis he would obey conditions, but Judge Dunne refused after hearing objections from gardai. He will face his next hearing at Cloverhill District Court on May 14 next.

Judge Dunne heard there was a history between the woman and the defendant's family and that in 2008 she was a witness in a murder trial involving two of his relatives.

Garda Lorcan Tighe objected to bail due to the seriousness of the alleged offence and fears of witness interference.

He alleged the woman, came out of shops at Emmett Road and got back into a car driven by her partner. It was alleged Mr Dumbrell was a passenger in another vehicle nearby and allegedly made threats.

Gda Tighe said the woman alleges she was called a “fat rat” and that she was told “you will be got”. It was alleged Dumbrell, who did not address the court, went over to the car and kicked the passenger side window and again called her a rat and told her “I am going to get you, I'm going to kill you”.

It was also alleged he shouted: “I'm going to f****** kill you, you're dead”.

Gda Tighe said there was CCTV evidence but he agreed with defence solicitor Edward Bradbury that the person in the footage was not facially identifiable because their hood was pulled up.

Gda Tighe said the woman was a witness in a 2008 murder trial in which two relatives of Mr Dumbrell were the defendants.