The man who was subdued by the public after being stabbed is denied bail

A MAN who was overpowered by members of the public after a string of alleged knife attacks on Dublin pharmacies has been denied bail.

rian Carroll, 38, of Holly Road, Donnycarney, Dublin, has been charged following his arrest on Friday. He was held overnight at Coolock Garda Station and appeared before Judge John Hughes at Dublin District Court on Saturday.

Garda Grainne McDonnell and Detective Garda Clifford Singleton told the court the defendant failed to respond to the charges. Judge Hughes heard they objected to bail because of the seriousness of the case.

Mr Carroll is accused of robbing various prescription drugs worth €404 from Bradley’s pharmacy in Artane on November 4.

In the other two alleged raids, he is accused of taking £87 worth of medicines from the Lalors pharmacy on Collins Avenue East and £39 worth of medicines from the O’Reilly pharmacy in Artane on November 2.

Garda McDonnell told a bail hearing that the defendant was allegedly armed with a 20-inch kitchen knife.

She claimed during Friday’s robbery he gave staff a list of drugs and pulled out the knife and said, “Don’t mess with me. I know what I am doing.”

The Garda said it was alleged he “steered staff into a corner to prevent them from seeking help”.

A delivery man at the pharmacy was attacked and pointed at with a knife.

The Garda expressed concern that he would be released on bail.

She claimed he was caught “in the act.” Garda McDonnell added that she and other Gardai saw the accused being arrested by members of the public at the pharmacy.

Garda McDonnell told the court she saw him being held down and the knife was in place.

The court heard that he also brandished the knife, demanded prescribed medication, and tussled with the staff of the other two pharmacists.

Defense attorney Kevin McCrave asked for bail, saying his client lives with and cares for his father.

It was also around the anniversary of his partner’s death. The lawyer said his client was a father who was “suffering from a deep loss” but would meet the terms if he was granted bail.

He has not yet indicated how he will plead, and the judge noted that he is proceeding on the presumption of innocence.

However, he refused bail and took him into custody pending instructions from the head of the prosecutor’s office.

Mr Carroll, who is on welfare, has been granted legal aid.

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