Man to face trial for alleged theft of Creme Egg 5 years ago

Man to face trial for alleged theft of Creme Egg

You couldn't make it up.

A man in Dublin, Ireland is facing prosecution over the alleged theft of a €3 (£2.53) box of Cadbury Creme Eggs.

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Irish newspaper The Herald reports that Judge Anthony Halpin expressed his surprise at the details of the case before him at Dublin District Court.

The accused, Anthony O'Connell (41), pleaded not guilty to the charge of stealing a €3 box of the chocolate eggs from Lidl on Moore Street in the city on March 9.

Speaking in court, Judge Halpin said:

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"Three state witnesses, him, a judge and a solicitor, for a Cadbury's Creme Egg?

"You couldn't make this stuff up.

"Is it the chicken or the egg which came first anyway?"

The case has been adjourned for trial.