Man remanded in custody after car stolen with nine-month-old baby in back

A 45-year-old man has been charged with vehicle theft, attempted kidnapping and endangerment while Gardaí were investigating a car theft last Sunday night in which a car was stolen and driven away with a nine-month-old baby in the back seat.

Rancis Broughan, who is not a permanent resident, appeared before Judge Patricia Cronin at a session of Dublin District Court at the Criminal Courts this morning.

Detective Garda Louise Moran testified that Broughan was arrested at Mountjoy Garda Station at 9.35pm last night and he did not respond when the charges were presented to him at 9.45pm.

Broughan was charged with unauthorized vehicle seizure under the Highway Code, attempted kidnapping under the Criminal Code and endangerment under the Non-Fatal Offenses Act.

His attorney, Peter Connolly, said no request for bail was being made at this time and that he would contact Garda Moran should a request be made in the future.

He also applied for legal aid and medical treatment for Broughan, who stood with his arms crossed in a white T-shirt and gray sweatpants during the brief hearing.

Judge Cronin remanded Broughan to Cloverhill Prison to reappear via video link on Friday 2 September. Man remanded in custody after car stolen with nine-month-old baby in back

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