County Limerick burglary accused remanded in custody after bail is revoked

Donal O'Regan

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Donal O'Regan

The man was remanded in custody at Kilmallock Court after his bail was revoked

The man was remanded in custody at Kilmallock Court after his bail was revoked

A COUNTY Limerick man charged with a burglary was remanded in custody this Friday after his bail was revoked.

Garda Brendan Daly gave evidence of executing an arrest warrant on John Harris, aged 22, of De Valera Park, Bruree.

Mr Harris was previously charged with committing a burglary at Ballynoe, Bruree on April 23, 2018 and threatening to damage property on the Main Street of Bruree on April 6, 2018.

Sergeant Ted Riordan told Kilmallock Court this Friday that part of Mr Harris’s bail conditions following the alleged offences is that he sign on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Bruff garda station.

Sgt Riordan said Mr Harris was to obey a curfew at his home between 11pm and 7am.

“The main breach is failing to sign on. He didn’t sign on on May 2, May 5, May 7, May 9, May 12, May 14, May 16, May 19, May 21 and May 23,” said Sgt Riordan.

The garda sergeant said that gardai called to his address in De Valera Park, Bruree after the curfew on May 10 and May 12 and there was no answer.

“I must have been asleep,” said Mr Harris, who took the stand.

Inspector Dermot O’Connor asked the defendant why he didn’t sign on.

“I live at home with my mother. I have no way of getting to Bruff. I asked my solicitor to try and change it. If I have to I will walk there,” said Mr Harris.

Con Barry, solicitor for Mr Harris, asked Judge Marian O’Leary to give his client "one last opportunity to prove he will sign on".

Judge O’Leary said: “I am revoking bail and remanding you in custody until Tuesday, May 29 in Limerick by videolink.”