Two Londonderry youths 'banned' from entering Donegal

Two Londonderry teenagers arrested after an alleged theft incident on Sunday have been told to stay out of County Donegal.

The suspects appeared at Letterkenny District Court on Monday.

Neither of the youths can be named for legal reasons.

Police told the court that the young men were arrested in Bridgend at 08:45 (GMT) on Sunday on suspicion of theft and criminal damage.

Both juveniles were charged at Buncrana Garda Station with theft and criminal damage after an incident at an Eircom depot in Bridgend in Donegal which a police car was rammed and two officers slightly injured.

The mother of one of the juveniles wept during the hearing.

The court heard that one of them said: "I'm sorry' when he was charged with the offences on Sunday afternoon.

Police did not object to bail and the youths were released on their own bonds of 250 euros.

Solicitors Patsy Gallagher and Frank Dorrian, for the two juveniles, agreed that their clients would stay out of Donegal, except for court appearances.

They were remanded on bail to appear before Buncrana District Court on 14 February.

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