Dublin teen seeks sentencing delay to consider Supreme Court ruling

Lawyers for a Dublin teenager who is due to be sentenced for attempted murder have asked for time to consider yesterday's Supreme Court ruling on the rights of suspects in garda custody.

Yesterday's ruling in which Raymond Gormley successfully appealled against his 2007 conviction for attempted rape, found statements made by a suspect before his solicitor arrived were inadmissible as evidence.

Tadhg Costello was due to be sentenced this morning for the attempted murder of Josh Leahy in Dublin City Centre in the early hours of May 31, 2012.

The victim, aged 17 at the time, was stabbed six times when he and his friends were set upon by another group at Johnson's Court after leaving a nightclub on South William Street.

His attacker, from Richmond Hill, Monkstown in south county Dublin, changed his plea to guilty during his trial after legal argument about the admissibility of garda interview recordings.

Sentencing has been put back for two weeks to allow his legal team to review yesterday's Supreme Court ruling that when a suspect requests a solicitor, gardaí must suspend questioning until legal advice is obtained.

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