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Two youths charged with attacking garda in Dublin city centre

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TWO youths have been charged with attacking a garda sergeant on Dublin's Henry Street as he was dealing with a busker.

The boys, both aged 16, are accused of assault causing harm to the officer on June 18 last.

When the charges were put to them, one boy replied "I didn't mean it at all" while the second youth made no response, Judge Alan Mitchell heard at the Dublin Children's Court.

In an outline of the allegations, the court heard that the sergeant had been having a discussion with a busker on Henry Street when one of the boys became involved and began an argument.

It was alleged the youth was directed to leave the area and the assault then occurred.

It was alleged the second youth then became involved and the sergeant suffered an abrasion to his nose and a soft tissue injury to his leg. 

The pair were accompanied to court by family members.

There was no objection to bail and the pair were ordered to appear again next month when they will be expected to indicate how they will plead.

Judge Mitchell acceded to a request form the defence to order disclosure of prosecution evidence, including CCTV footage.