Nathan Hutch extradited from UK and remanded in custody

Dublin man (23) faces three charges including unlawful use of a stolen motor vehicle

Garda Bryan Hunt told the judge the accused was arrested at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Garda Bryan Hunt told the judge the accused was arrested at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

 

A Dublin man (23) has been remanded in custody following his extradition from the UK on knife possession and motor theft-related charges.

Nathan Coakley, also known as Nathan Hutch, from Buckingham Street Upper in the north inner city, will face his next hearing on Tuesday.

Four members of the Garda Armed Support Unit holding machine guns were on duty at the courtroom door during his brief hearing before Judge Gráinne Malone at a special late sitting of Dublin District Court on Tuesday night.

He faces three charges: unlawful use of a stolen motor vehicle, unlawful possession of a knife as a weapon and possession of stolen keys at Ringsend Road, Dublin, on December 24th, 2015.

Garda Bryan Hunt told the judge the accused was arrested at 5.35pm at Dublin Airport. He was travelling with a passport in the name of Nathan Hutch, the court heard.

Garda Hunt said he was arrested on foot of District Court warrants issued on June 6th. He was transported to Ballymun Garda station, where at 6.34pm he was charged with the three offences.

Garda Hunt said Mr Coakley was cautioned after each charge “and made no reply”. The Director of Public Prosecutions has directed trial on indictment in relation to all matters, Garda Hunt said.

This means the case will be sent forward to a higher court.

Garda Hunt said Mr Coakley was extradited from the UK on a European arrest warrant. Judge Malone granted legal aid and remanded him in custody pending his next hearing on Tuesday.