Man brandished imitation firearm during attempted robbery, court hears

A 39-year-old man has admitting brandishing an imitation firearm during an attempted robbery at a shop in Ongar, West Dublin.

The court heard Alan Daly of Whitestown Gardens in Dublin 15 kept watch while a co-accused demanded cash.

Daly had committed the offence in March 2016 to try and clear a large drug debt.

He had been beaten up several times by criminals and abducted after losing drugs.

He will be sentenced later this month.

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