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Friday 29 August 2014

Woman denies slashing ex’s finger with a knife

By Andrew Phelan

Published 13/06/2014 | 10:24

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A YOUNG woman accused of slashing her former boyfriend’s finger with a knife during a domestic row has pleaded not guilty.

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Amanda Delaney (28) denied an assault charge arising from an incident in which she allegedly produced the knife and wounded her ex.

Her non-jury trial will be heard at a later date at Dublin District Court, where she was remanded on continuing bail.

Ms Delaney, of Ferrycarrig Drive, Coolock, is charged with assault causing harm to the man at Beaver Street, Dublin 1 on May 9, 2013.

A garda sergeant told the court the accused was arrested and charged at Store Street station earlier this year.

It was alleged that Ms Delaney produced a knife in the course of a dispute with her ex boyfriend and during the row, she cut him on his finger, causing a laceration. It was “not a very serious injury”, the sergeant said.

Judge Anthony Halpin was told the DPP was consenting to summary disposal of the case in the District Court.

Jurisdiction

After hearing the outline of the case, Judge Halpin accepted jurisdiction to deal with the charge at District Court level. This means it will not be sent for jury trial to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, which has greater sentencing powers on conviction.

The man had been treated at the Mater Hospital and the judge said he would deal with the case although no medical report was available.

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