Man to face trial in connection with petrol bomb threat

A Polish man charged with threatening to petrol bomb a head shop in Dublin city centre is to face trial before a judge and jury.

Lukas Kalinska (aged 25), with an address at Joe Sardini's Court, Upper Dominick Street, in Dublin 7 had been charged earlier with threatening to cause criminal damage to the Hemp Stop, on Capel Street, and possessing a jar containing petrol, a towel immersed in petrol and a cigarette lighter, to cause damage at the same location, on May 10 last.

Today at Dublin District Court, Garda Steven Mullen told Judge Denis McLoughlin that the DPP had “directed trial on indictment.”

Judge McLoughlin remanded the accused on continuing bail to appear again on July 16 next when he is to be served with a book of evidence and returned for trial to the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

As conditions of bail Mr Kalinska, who works in the construction industry, has been ordered to sign once a week at the Bridewell Garda Station and to continue to reside at his current address. He has also been ordered to stay away from the Hemp Stop, not to apply for any travel documentation and not to have any contact with the injured parties a Mr Stephen McEvoy and a Mr Keith McDonald.

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