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Dublin youth threatened to rape garda, court hears

The garda went to caution him and youth's response was to make a threat to rape him
The garda went to caution him and youth's response was to make a threat to rape him

A DUBLIN youth has been remanded in custody after a court heard claims he threatened to rape garda who cautioned him for breaking bail conditions.

The 17-year-old boy was facing public order charges for obstruction of a garda and threatening behaviour in connection with alleged incidents on September 13th and the following day in Dublin city-centre.

Judge John O'Connor heard at Dublin Children's Court that there was a garda objection to bail.

It was alleged the teenager broke conditions set down by the court earlier including a ban on him going to or loitering at a number of districts in Dublin's north inner city. He was also barred from associating with several named youths.

Garda Peter Redmond told the court the youth, who cannot be identified because he is a minor, breached the conditions a few hours after they were set. He went to caution him and youth's response was to make a threat to rape him.

In court the youth became angry and took of his jacket which he flung to the floor while denying he made the comment.

After a recess, defence solicitor Tony Collier said his client had quietened down but he added that the youth had reacted because he believed the allegations were false.

The judge also heard that the youth is also awaiting trial for other alleged offences. Bail was refused and he was remanded in custody to appear again next week.