Irishman, 20, blames SUNBURN after failing to appear at court on multiple charges
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Irishman, 20, blames SUNBURN after failing to appear at court on multiple charges

A MAN who failed to appear at court charged with multiple offences this week was unable to attend due to severe sunburn, according to his solicitor.

The 20-year-old man was due to appear at Dublin District Court yesterday charged with numerous road and drug related offences, reports Independent.ie.

However, the defendant failed to show up after being hospitalised with "second-degree burns" sustained during the recent spell of warm weather.

The man, from the south inner city, is charged with three counts of dangerous, uninsured and unlicensed driving on January 4 this year.

He is further charged with possession of cannabis with intent to sell or supply on June 15.

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Speaking at her client's court date yesterday, defence solicitor Yvonne Bambury said: "He's in hospital with second-degree burns caused by sunburn.

"I never thought I would ever say that in Ireland."

The judge agreed to adjourn the case to a date in July.

No warrant was issued for the defendant's arrest and he was remanded on continuing bail.