Saturday 25 March 2017

IT worker injured in alleged taxi rank attack

Andrew Phelan

A MAN is alleged to have taken part in an "unprovoked" assault at a taxi rank that left an IT worker with concussion and facial injuries.

Bruce Herry (41) had the case against him adjourned in his absence at Dublin District Court.

Judge Michael Walsh deferred a decision on whether to accept jurisdiction.

Mr Herry, with an unknown address, is charged with assault causing harm and breach of the peace.

The alleged victim said he had been at a taxi queue on Dublin's Dame Street at 3.30am last September 27.

He said a French woman had been queuing ahead when a group of people pushed her.

Intervene

The alleged victim said his girlfriend went to speak to the people when she was allegedly assaulted, suffering a split lip. When he went to intervene, he "started getting punches" and was kicked on the ground.

There were three to four people and he did not see them all.

One got out of a taxi and began throwing punches.

"It was completely unprovoked," he alleged, adding that he was knocked uncon- scious for a few minutes and suffered a concussion.

He had a split chin that left a permanent scar, as well as cuts to his head and face. He was off work for four days afterwards.

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