Fitzpatrick’s mother’s partner, the missing teenager, faces up to five years in prison if convicted of assault causing damage to a 70-year-old man.

ave Mahon is scheduled to appear before Carrick in Shannon District Court later in September, where instructions will be given as to whether the charge should be dealt with summarily (at the district court level) or referred to Circuit Court for trial.

Mahon, the partner of Audrey, mother of missing Amy, should also be invited to plead.

Under section 3 of the Non-Fatal Personal Crimes Act 1997, a person convicted of assault causing damage is liable, on conviction by the district court, to imprisonment for up to go up to 12 months and a fine of € 1,900.

However, if the case is handled at the Circuit Court level, the applicable penalties include a prison term of up to five years.

Mahon, who moved in with her partner Audrey to her council-owned accommodation in Carrick-on-Shannon in August, is charged with a single count of assault causing damage to an elderly neighbor on August 26.

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Amy went missing in 2008, but her aunt says someone has the answer.

Amy went missing in 2008, but her aunt says someone has the answer.

The assault allegedly took place at the neighbour’s address during a barbecue.

The assault charge against Mahon comes as Amy’s father Christopher and aunt Christine last week called on Spanish police to search a possible burial site for the teenager on the Costa Del Sol.

They said an anonymous source told them they would find his remains under stable number 5 in the abandoned racetrack outside the resort town of La Cala de Mijas.

The location is just a 15 minute drive from where Amy was last seen on New Years Day 2008.

The couple are now demanding that the Guardia Civil turn his disappearance into a murder investigation and conduct a full and complete search of all the stables on the trail.

Her aunt Christine said: “I have no doubt that Amy is dead and I think she is buried somewhere up there on that race track.

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Dave Mahon with Audrey and a photo of Amy.


Dave Mahon with Audrey and a photo of Amy.

Dave Mahon with Audrey and a photo of Amy.

“We were told the number 5 stable so hopefully they start looking and see if his remains are there.

More than 25,000 people have now signed an online petition supporting the family’s call for a review of the investigation into Amy’s disappearance.

The Dublin girl was just 15 when she went missing in Spain on New Years Day in 2008 after visiting a friend’s house.

At the time, she was living in Mjias on the Costa Del Sol with her brother Dean, her mother Audrey and Audrey’s partner, Dave Mahon.

“The only thing I want is for Amy to be found and for justice to be served,” Christopher said.

Christopher and Christine were looking for a cold case review on Amy’s disappearance, but the Spanish cops then said they were not doing cold case reviews.

They have set up a petition for an EU-wide right to a cold case for all missing persons abroad.

Christine said: “It is for [the families of] persons missing abroad in the EU {so that they receive]information from the police.

“I think now is the time for someone to provide the information necessary to find Amy. I think people need to be called back and interviewed again.

“There must be some kind of policy for the families of those missing abroad.”

Christine thinks that if Amy had been the daughter of a politician or an embassy official, more would have been done in the affair. “You can be sure it would. If it was one of their children, what would they do and how would they feel,” she said.

“They don’t put any pressure on Spain [over the case]. The government should do it. Children are the priority under the law, but this law did nothing for Amy

“It’s very important to me that we get closure for her and her father. He’s absolutely devastated and lives with it morning, noon and night.”

She said Amy’s disappearance devastated her family. “It caused a lot of heartache. Dean was heartbroken because of Amy. Christopher has been a whole different person since.

“I will continue to fight for answers and for the truth. I will not give up. There is no hope in hell.”

Christine also called on anyone with information about Amy’s disappearance to examine her conscience and come forward.

“We just want to find Amy and ask someone to come forward to tell the truth about what happened. I know there are people out there who know that. I would call on anyone who knows Amy and who have information to reveal and leave his father some peace, please my God, everything will be fine.

“The only thing I want is for Amy to be found and for justice to be served.

“We are calling on the Irish to log in and sign the petition. We cannot do it ourselves. If anyone would like to help us collect manual signatures, they can also email us at next: [email protected] for a copy. “

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