A 24 year old local man accused of handling stolen car parts, had his case adjourned at Drogheda district court last week. Garda Insp. John Foudy told the court last Friday that the DPP’s directions were still awaited.
Stefan Sharkey with an address at Mullacrew, Louth was before the court accused of handling stolen property at Newtown, Monasterboice on the 27th of October last and at Hill View, O’Hanlon Park, Dundalk on the 18th of September 2012.
Insp. Foudy told the court he was looking for a six week adjournment for directions from the DPP.
The Defence solicitor told the court they were consenting to the application but added they were seeking an amendment to a bail condition so that the accused only has to sign on at Dundalk Garda Station every Wednesday rather than the original bail term of three times a week.
After he adjourned the case to the 24th of May, Judge Flann Brennan told the solicitor he had been made aware that she had requested a transcript from the Digital Audio Recording of a previous Police Property Application involving the defendant in Dundalk.
He said as that case is still current he was of the view that the request was “premature” and he would not be amenable to such a request at this stage as the matter had not be finalised.