Friday 22 September 2017

Man (45) accused of having nail-studded plank to use as weapon

Charges against Martin Walsh, of Rowlagh Gardens, Clondalkin, included assault, trespass and possession of weapons.
Charges against Martin Walsh, of Rowlagh Gardens, Clondalkin, included assault, trespass and possession of weapons.

Andrew Phelan

A DUBLIN man has been accused of having a nail-studded plank and other implements as weapons, as well as multiple counts of assault and trespass at houses in the west of the city.

Martin Walsh (45) is alleged to have committed offences at five separate houses on the same date.

Two men are alleged to have been assaulted in the incidents.

The case against Mr Walsh was adjourned at Blanchardstown District Court.

He is charged with possession of an iron bar, a plank of wood with nails in it and a paint-roller handle, all with intent to cause injury to another during a public order disturbance at a house at Ashpark Heath, Lucan.

He is further charged with two counts of assault on a man at that address.

He is charged on the same date – July 19, 2015 – with assaulting another man at Elm Close, Griffeen, Lucan.

He is also charged with trespassing in a manner likely to cause fear at both addresses, as well as at three other addresses at Ashpark Court, Elm Green and Elm Close.

Charges against Martin Walsh, of Rowlagh Gardens, Clondalkin, included assault, trespass and possession of weapons.
Charges against Martin Walsh, of Rowlagh Gardens, Clondalkin, included assault, trespass and possession of weapons.

Breach

Mr Walsh, of Rowlagh Gardens, Clondalkin, is also charged with public drunkenness and breach of the peace.

The court heard a GSOC investigation was under way and the DPP sought an adjournment, but Judge David McHugh said the court proceedings “trumped” this. He put the case back to February.

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