30 Nov 2021

Louth post office raid accused

Louth post office raid accused

A 33-year-old man accused of being involved in an armed raid on a Louth post office, appeared before Dundalk district court last week so his bail money could be lodged.

The defendant had been remanded in custody with consent to bail when he was brought before the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin last Tuesday charged with robbery at Clogherhead Post Office on the third of May last.

The defence solicitor explained to Judge Deirdre Gearty at the vacation sitting in Dundalk the next day that her client Philip Leonard had been granted bail by Judge O’Neill in the CCJ the day before and he had been remanded in custody with consent to bail until then so his family could lodge the bail money.

After it was confirmed that €1,000 had been lodged an investigating officer asked for an adjournment until October or later as he said “It is a complicated case”.

Judge Gearty remanded Philip Leonard on bail to Drogheda District Court on the fourth of November.

As part of his bail conditions, the accused must reside at his brother’s address at The Cresent, Tredagh View, Marley’s Lane Drogheda.

He must also sign on daily at Drogheda Garda Station, observe a curfew from 10pm to 8am and have no contact with the alleged injured party, or his co-accused.

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