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Ninja Man’s bid for bail fails

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DESPITE ARGUING that he was not a vagrant and that he resided at the Treasury Building, popular street character Anthony “Ninja Man” Fitzpatrick Lynch was once again remanded to HMP Dodds.

The 60-year-old, of no fixed place of abode, returned to the District “A” Magistrates’ Court, where he is charged with sacrilege.

It is alleged Lynch entered a place of divine worship – the Cathedral Church of St Michael and All Angels – and stole a crucifix and surge protector between August 6 and 8, 2017. He was not required to plead to the indictable charge.

Prosecutor Station Sergeant Neville Reid told Magistrate Douglas Frederick he was still objecting to bail on the grounds of the serious nature of the offence and that Ninja Man had no fixed place of abode.

He said if the accused were granted bail, he feared he might not come back to court.

However, Lynch contended that he could easily be found.

“I am always at the Treasury Building. I am not hard to find. I am 60 years old; it’s not like I am going anywhere,” he said.

Ninja Man, who was dressed in a salmon-coloured long pants, grey and white long-sleeved shirt, and black and white sneakers, tried to convince the magistrate that he was a fit candidate for bail.

“I am not a vagrant, I am a character. I cater to the visitors of this country, take pictures and entertain them,” he said.

While telling him that he would be granted bail at “some point”, Magistrate Frederick said that time had not yet come.

Lynch returns to court on February 7. (RB)

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