MAN CHARGED WITH HI-JACKING OF GAA TEAM DOCTOR’S CAR AFTER MATCH

first_imgA young man has been charged with a hijacking of a car carrying the wife of Donegal’s GAA team doctor and her 10-year-old son.Bernadette Moran (37) was stopped at traffic lights in Dublin following the All-Ireland senior football championship quarter-final between Donegal and Kerry in Croke Park on August 5th.Ms Moran, who is married to Letterkenny surgeon Kevin Moran, was dragged from the car and it was driven away while her son was inside. Ms Moran managed to grab her son when the car stalled.The car was later discovered abandoned a short distance away.Yesterday, Christopher Coakley (20), of Empress Place in inner city Dublin, was charged with stealing Ms Moran’s car and with robbing her car keys at Mountjoy Square on August 5th.Garda Karl Byrne told Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court that Mr Coakley had been arrested at 12.02am yesterday and he was then charged with both offences.He said that Mr Coakley “made no reply to the charges after caution”, and he was kept in custody pending his court appearance.Garda Byrne also said there would be an objection to bail, and directions from the DPP needed to be obtained.Defence solicitor Aine Flynn said there would not be a bail application at this stage.She said Mr Coakley was “a vulnerable young person” and psychological assessments of him had been carried out previously.She asked the judge not to remand him to Cloverhill Prison but instead to St Patrick’s Institute, a detention centre in Dublin for young offenders.Judge Smyth said he would recommend that Mr Coakley was to be held there.He remanded him to appear again at the same court next Thursday.Legal aid was granted to Mr Coakley, who did not address the court.MAN CHARGED WITH HI-JACKING OF GAA TEAM DOCTOR’S CAR AFTER MATCH was last modified: September 7th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:car hi-jackedDonegal GAA team doctorKevin Moranlast_img

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