Teenager denies stealing €800 of groceries from Dublin Tesco

CourtsBy Tom Tuite

A DUBLIN teenager has pleaded not guilty to stealing more than €800 worth of groceries from a supermarket.

The 16-year-old boy appeared at the Dublin Children's Court where Judge John O'Connor heard that the case will be contested.

The boy is accused of stealing groceries which cost €827 from a Tesco in north Dublin on a date in October last year.

He also denies driving without a licence, insurance, motor tax and not having NCT on a date in November 2016.

The boy was accompanied to court by his mother as well as his barrister who informed the judge that his client would be contesting the case.

Judge O'Connor ordered that the trial would take place in December.