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Court Appearance Teenage boy (17) accused of pulling kitchen knife on father at Dublin home

Garda Michael Dowling told Judge Bernadette Owens it was alleged the boy produced a kitchen knife and pointed it at his father in a “threatening manner”.

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A 17-year-old boy has been accused of brandishing a knife at his father during a row at their home in Dublin.

The teenager made no reply when charged, the Dublin Children’s Court heard.

Garda Michael Dowling told Judge Bernadette Owens it was alleged the boy produced a kitchen knife and pointed it at his father in a “threatening manner”.

However, he was not close enough to injure him.

It was alleged the teen then put it down of his own accord.

He was remanded on bail to appear again in May when he will have to say how he intends to plead.

The judge ordered gardai to provide disclosure of evidence to the defence.

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