Mother jumped out of upstairs window with her baby to escape thugs in her home

Mother jumped out of upstairs window with her baby to escape thugs in her home

A MOTHER jumped out an upstairs bedroom window holding her 18-month old baby during an alleged raid on her home, a court has been told.

Two teenage cousins charged with taking part in the incident at her house were remanded on conditional bail by Judge John O'Connor at the Dublin Children's Court today.

The boys, aged 16 and 17, are charged with burglary at an address in Tallaght on June 7 and had spent a week in custody at a juvenile detention centre on remand.

The case resumed today with Judge O'Connor hearing that gardai were objecting to bail due to the seriousness of the incident and fears of witness intimidation.

Garda Colin Hetherington said it was alleged there was a riot outside the house and a front window was smashed. The pair were allegedly seen going into the house and heading upstairs. One of the teens was allegedly seen smashing a bedroom front window.

Gda Hetherington said it was alleged the woman “jumped out the bedroom window with her 18-month old baby in her hands”.

The boys, who were accompanied to court by family members, were arrested after they were allegedly found hiding in a bedroom. The court had heard earlier that the the pair were related to the woman who “since the incident has been living in fear”.

Judge John O'Connor granted bail on condition the boys stay away from each other, to sign on at their local garda station daily, obey a 10pm curfew and to avoid witnesses.

He transferred the case to Tallaght's Children's Court where it will resume on Friday.

A hearing will have to be held decide if the case should remain in the jurisdiction of the juvenile court or instead go forward to the circuit court which can impose lengthier sentences.