Evidence expected to resume today in Clayton case


The trial of Adam Clayton’s former personal assistant for theft was taken up with legal argument yesterday and is expected to resume in evidence today.

Carol Hawkins (47), of Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin, pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to 181 counts of theft from two of Mr Clayton’s Bank of Ireland accounts over a four-year period from 2004 to 2008.

The alleged thefts totalled €2,862,567.

On day 14 of the trial Judge Patrick McCartan sent the jury of seven men and five women home for the day, and asked them to return at 10.30am today, when defence counsel Ken Fogarty SC will continue his cross-examination of the U2 bass guitarist.