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Teen charged with possession of pepper spray

CourtsBy Tom Tuite
Pepper Spray.jpg
Pepper Spray.jpg

A 16-YEAR-OLD Dublin boy has been charged with possessing a pepper-spray as a weapon.

The boy is accused of having a hammer and a can of incapacitant spray as weapons after he was stopped in the Walkinstown area in Dublin on a date last October.

He faces two counts under the Firearms and  Offensive Weapons Act.

Judge John O'Connor heard at Dublin Children's Court yesterday (Wed) that analysis confirmed the spray was an incapacitant.

The boy, who was accompanied to court by his mother and his lawyer, was ordered to appear again in two weeks when he will be expected to enter a plea.

Legal aid was granted and the judge ordered that copies of the prosecution evidence must be handed over to the defence.