Accused bookie raiders refused bail

Three men arrested after an alleged holdup of a bookmakers in Baylough, were remanded in custody to two separate dates in the District Court this week (June 16 ) after gardai opposed bail.

The three defendants - Li Guan and Yu Hui from China, and Yeoh Lam from Malaysia - were apprehended in Kinnegad on June 4 at around 1pm following a car chase from Kilbeggan and have been in custody since.

In court this week Li Guan sought bail through his solicitor, Jean Corris from Bray, who said he would live with his uncle in Beechwood Court, Stillorgan, Co Dublin but was again opposed by gardai.

“He has no residence in Ireland and is deemed illegal,” said Inspector Nicholas Farrell.

“We don’t know where he’s living and he has been deported from this country before. He has no immediate family here and is unemployed. He has an ability to cross borders with impunity.”

Judge David Anderson refused bail and remanded Guan in custody until June 30.

Co-defendants Hui and Lam made no application for bail through local solicitor, Padraig Quinn, and each consented to a further four week remand in custody until July 14.


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