Monday 26 September 2016

'Family fled home after knife attack'

Published 04/06/2016 | 02:30

Liam Keane, of Singland Gardens, Ballysimon, was charged with one count of assault causing harm, and one count of burglary Stock photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
Liam Keane, of Singland Gardens, Ballysimon, was charged with one count of assault causing harm, and one count of burglary Stock photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A family has fled their home in Limerick "in fear" after a man, armed with a butchers knife, broke into their house last Sunday morning and stabbed a man, a court has heard.

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Liam Keane, (31), appeared before Limerick District Court where he was refused bail. His father, Christy Keane, was present in court to support his son.

Liam Keane, of Singland Gardens, Ballysimon, was charged with one count of assault causing harm, and one count of burglary, at a house in Limerick, around 7am on May 29.

The family at the centre of the alleged incident fled from home in fear, the court heard

Garda Orlaith Ryan said "a number of witnesses will allege" they saw Liam Keane at the scene.

Judge Marian O'Leary refused bail and remanded Mr Keane in custody to appear in court via video link on June 21.

Irish Independent

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