Man charged over carjacking in north Cork

Vincent Morey was remanded in custody for a week

Man charged over carjacking in north Cork

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A man has been charged in connection with a carjacking in north Cork in which a woman was threatened with a screwdriver.

23-year-old Vincent Morey, who is originally from Gurranabraher but has been living in Bweeng, appeared in court this morning and was remanded in custody for a week.

He was formally charged at Gurranabraher at 9.00pm last night with six offences arising from a carjacking in north Cork yesterday morning.

The incident happened near Mallow when a woman stopped to see if a man standing on the side of the road needed help.

She was dragged from the car before the man drove off. Gardaí later found the car crashed near Mallow.

Mr Morey is charged with using thereat of force to unlawfully seize a car in Grenagh village, and a separate charge of using a weapon - namely a screwdriver - to intimidate the victim.

He is also charged with four counts of theft of items - including keys, handbags and electric devices - from four other cars in the Grenagh and Bweeng areas yesterday.

The court heard the 23-year-old is currently unemployed and legal aid was granted.

No application for bail was made on his behalf, and he was remanded in custody to appear again at Cork District Court next Thursday via videolink.