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Thursday 19 October 2017

Youth promises to do training course

A NORTH Wexford teenager who has gone missing on five occasions from the care of the HSE since February 2 has promised to start on a training course to be a chef, Gorey District Court heard last week.

The 17-year-old, who can't be named for legal reasons, was before the court charged with behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, and stealing a box of Budweiser worth €20 from Pettitt's, Gorey, on January 15, and public drunkenness at Church Street Gorey, and stealing a bottle of vodka worth €11.69 from Aldi, Gorey, on January 26, as well as behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at Gorey Garda Station on the same date.

A comprehensive probation report was handed in to Judge William Early, and solicitor David Tarrant said that unfortunately there have been a few ' blips' in recent months. However, he pointed out that a course in Wexford would put some structure to his day.

'I'm going to be a chef,' the defendant told the judge. ' That's excellent,' replied Judge Early. However, he noted that Judge Gerard Haughton is dealing with the case, and held the matter over to May 10 so it can be dealt with then.

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