Saturday 21 October 2017

Man (19) charged over bottle attack at Luas stop denied bail

Tom Tuite

A YOUTH has been refused bail following a serious attack near a Luas stop which has left a man fighting for his life after he was stabbed in the face with a broken bottle.

At about 5.40pm on Tuesday, Mark Cooke, who is currently in an induced coma, sustained his injuries close to the Luas stop at St James's Walk, Rialto, in Dublin's city's south side. The 23-year-old, from Derry Road, Crumlin, was rushed to St James's Hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

A young man was arrested at the scene and detained at Kilmainham garda station. Yesterday he was brought before Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court. Daniel Clarke (19), who has an address at Dolphin's House, Dolphin's Barn, Dublin 8, is accused of assault causing harm to Mr Cooke.

Judge Smyth said the allegations were very serious and refused bail as he remanded Mr Clarke in custody to appear again at Cloverhill District Court on July 16 next.

Irish Independent

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