Boy (14) remanded in custody over knife assault on lady in Dublin metropolis centre

A 14-year-old boy was remanded after being charged with a knife attack in Dublin’s Docklands.

The foreigner (48) who lives in Dublin is in critical condition in the Mater Hospital after the attack on Wednesday evening.

The boy, who cannot be named because he is a minor, was arrested on Friday and appeared before Judge Bryan Smyth in Dublin District Court on Saturday.

Garda Mark Barry from Store Street Garda Station gave evidence of arrest, indictment and caution.

He said the 14-year-old boy did not answer when he was charged early on Saturday morning.

The boy, represented by attorney Yvonne Bambury, did not request bail. The judge found that a bed was available at the Oberstown Juvenile Detention Center and remanded him.

The defense attorney said the teen’s family were concerned that he would receive a psychiatric evaluation, which the court ordered. He will appear before the children’s court on Wednesday.

The boy in the black jacket and wine hoodie waved to his mother and other close relatives who were present at the brief hearing.

He is charged with bodily harm in violation of Section 3 of the Non-Fatal Offenses Against the Person Act 1997.

He is also on charges of unlawful possession of a knife as a weapon in the CHQ building near the IFSC in Dublin 1.

Pursuant to Section 93 of the Children Act, no report may be published or included on a broadcast giving the name, address or school of any child involved in the proceeding or any details that could lead to the identification of a child involved in the proceeding.

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