Joshua Allen remanded in custody until Friday

Joshua Allen, the son of celebrity chef Rachel Allen, has been remanded in custody until Friday while the presiding judge reads probation reports compiled in relation to him.

Mr Allen of Ballinamona, Shanagarry, Co Cork appeared before Cork Circuit Criminal Court today where he was appealing a two month sentence he previously received after he was convicted of being possession of €280 worth of cocaine in July 2020.

The offence occurred just weeks after Mr Allen was released from custody having served a 15 month sentence after he was found to be in possession of €22,000 worth of cannabis for sale and supply in August 2018.

Allen had received a 30 month sentence, with half of it suspended by a judge in March 2020. However, his re offending was a triggering offence and Mr Allen was before the court today so Judge Sarah Berkeley could make a determination on whether he should go back to prison.

Mr Allen’s grandmother acclaimed chef Darina Allen wrote a letter to the court in which she said that she believed her grand son had turned a corner.

She stated that in late 2020 Joshua discovered MMA and boxing which had given him a new focus.

The judge said she was adjourning sentencing until next Friday to allow for closer consideration of the probation and medical reports furnished about Mr Allen.

 


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