Man linked to a ‘rampage of thievery and burglary in the Rosses area’ appears in court

court hammerA young man facing more than 50 charges, had “been dodging bullets” to avoid appearing in court, a Garda Inspector claimed today.
Philip Moore, 21, from Cruckaheen, Annagry, was before Ballyshannon District Court following his arrest at 3.15 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
The court was told that the latest new charges against him included driving without insurance or driving licence and giving a false name to gardai at Bonagee, Letterkenny, on December 22, and failing to appear at Dungloe and Letterkenny District Courts in November.
Arresting Garda Elaine Gordon told Judge Kevin Kilrane, when referring to the charge of being without insurance, that Moore was already banned from driving at the time.
Moore faces about 40 other charges already before the courts of being part of a gang involved in a rampage of thievery and burglary in the Rosses area of West Donegal between January and June 2012.
Inspector Denis Joyce said there were fears Moore would return to England tomorrow(Sat) and so gardai were seeking a remand in custody.
The Inspector added: “He has been dodging bullets for a number of years, now.”
Moore was remanded in custody to re-appear at Letterkenny District Court next Monday.


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