Man in court over raid at County Limerick home

A THIRD man has appeared in court charged in connection with an aggravated burglary in County Limerick during which six members of the same family were tied up.

A THIRD man has appeared in court charged in connection with an aggravated burglary in County Limerick during which six members of the same family were tied up.

John Cahill, aged 28, of Hillview Grove, Doon is accused of “intentionally impeding the apprehension or prosecution” of a person who he knew to be guilty of commiting the aggravated burglary at Sunville House, Pallasgreen on April 16, 2012.

It is alleged that on that date six members of the Garvey family were falsely imprisoned at their home and threatened by a number of men who were armed with a sawn-off shotgun, a baseball bat and a sledge hammer.

Garda Maria Kiely, Henry Street, told Limerick District Court she formally charged Cahill late last night and that he made no reply to the charge.

Judge Eamon O’Brien granted the defendant free-legal aid and solicitor John Herbert was assigned to represent him.

Mr Hebert did not apply for bail but he indicated his client will be seeking bail when he appears in court again on June 19, next.

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