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Man charged with arson sent for psychiatric assessment


A district court judge has ordered that a man charged with arson at five retail outlets in Cork city be seen by the prison psychiatric services and a report furnished to the court by next week.

Judge Mary Dorgan also ordered that 23-year-old Samuel Nunes Neto, of no fixed address, receive all appropriate medical assistance at Cork Prison.

Mr Nunes Neto appeared before Cork District Court today charged with five counts of arson at five separate retail outlets in the city last Sunday, 25 February.

The charges are that he did commit arson in that he did, without lawful excuse, damage by fire, clothing, at Superdry on St Patrick’s Street, the Next outlet on Opera Lane and the TK Maxx store on Cornmarket Street, intending or being reckless as to whether that would be damaged.

He is also charged with committing arson in that he did, without lawful excuse, damage by fire, clothing and the building structure, at the Lifestyle Sports outlet on Patrick Street, intending or being reckless as to whether that would be damaged.

Lastly, he is charged with committing arson in that he did, without lawful excuse, damage by fire cosmetics, perfumes, toiletries and shelving at Boots pharmacy on Half Moon Street, intending or being reckless as to whether that would be damaged.

Detective Sergeant Gearóid Davis said directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions are awaited, and he applied to have Mr Nunes Neto remanded in custody for one week to appear via video link in the district court on 6 March next.

An application for free legal aid was granted by Judge Dorgan to solicitor Joe Cuddigan who said he would not be making a bail application today.

Judge Dorgan remanded Mr Nunes Neto in prison to appear again before the court, via video link, next week for directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The judge also ordered that all appropriate medical assistance be given to Mr Nunes Neto in Cork Prison, and that a psychiatric report be furnished to the court on that date.


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