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Tuesday 20 August 2019

Man charged with thefts from parochial houses

MICHAEL FARRELL (22) of 23 St. David's Well in Bridgetown attended the District Court in Ardcavan last week to face six charges of burglary.

The crimes were allegedly committed in a period from June to September last year, and they included illicit visits to the parochial houses in Rathangan and Tagoat as well as houses in Bridgetown and Cleariestown.

Judge Gerard Haughton was told that €1,200 in coins was taken in Tagoat while copper pipes and fittings were removed from a property at Tullibards in Bridgetown. The judge was concerned that the burglaries created criminal damage, €430 in one case and €2,500 in another.

Farrell was allowed bail but told to obey a nightly curfew and sign on at the Garda station in Wexford three days a week pending his reappearance in court on September 3.

In an associated case, Aaron Fenelon (21) of 23 St. David's Well, Bridgetown accused of entering a house with intent to steal from a house at Lake in Bridgetown on September 1 last year.

The court was informed that the young accused was unemployed and he was assigned the services of solicitor Ed King before the case was put back to September 17.

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