Friday 28 April 2017

Judge calls for ban on Red Bull after nightclub assault

A DISTRICT judge has called on nightclub owners to ban the sale of Red Bull after hearing a case about a late night assault in Galway city.

Judge Mary Fahy made her comments after hearing that a 23-year-old man had attacked a bouncer following a live “death metal and devil music” concert at the Warwick Hotel.

Judge Fahy said: “It should be brought to the notice of all nightclub owners that Red Bull has been banned in most EU countries, and if people are running nightclubs they should not stock it,” she said.

Liam Hough (23), from Grattan Court, Fr Griffin Road Lower, Salthill, Galway, appeared before Galway District Court charged with causing serious harm to a Warwick Hotel bouncer, John Mullin.

The court was told Mr Hough jumped on top of Mr Mullin as they struggled on steps in the car park of the hotel on May 27 last year.

The bouncer had sustained a knee injury, necessitating an operation that was only 80pc successful.

Mr Hough, who is a graduate of the Galway Film School and is currently working for a film production company in Berlin, denied the assault.

He said he been having a cigarette outside after a concert and had been refused admittance when he tried to go back inside.

Judge Fahy refused to accept Mr Hough’s claim he had been assaulted by the bouncers and fined him €750.

Red Bull was unavailable for comment last night.

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