Saturday 29 November 2014

Irish man (29) on UK stag arrested on assault charge

By Ken Foy Crime Correspondent

Published 03/09/2014 | 09:00

Donal Dunne from Casement Green in Finglas has been remanded in prison
Donal Dunne from Casement Green in Finglas has been remanded in prison

A 29-year-old Dublin man has been arrested in Liverpool after he arrived for a stag weekend with his friends.

Donal Dunne from Casement Green in Finglas has been remanded in prison in north Wales after his arrest at John Lennon Airport in Merseyside last Friday.

He was detained for failing to answer bail in the UK in relation to an alleged assault incident.

It is understood that the alleged incident happened over eight years ago.

Mr Dunne, who is not known to gardai, was detained by North Wales police before he appeared before Caernarfon Magistrates Court on Saturday morning.

According to court records, he was remanded in custody to appear before Caernarfon Crown Court next Monday for a preliminary hearing before his trial starts.

Magistrates remanded him in custody because he was deemed to be a flight risk and also because of the gravity of the alleged offences that he is facing.

Charges

He is facing two charges of wounding two men during an alleged incident in a house in the Pencraig housing estate in the town of Llangefni in the Anglesey area of Wales on July 23, 2006.

The offence of wounding is similar to the offence of assault causing harm in Irish law and it can attract a lengthy prison sentence on conviction.

According to court records, Mr Dunne is charged with another person of wounding Robert Darren Williams in the house on the same date in July, 2006.

He is also charged with wounding another person, David Anthony Parry in the house in the town of Llangefni.

It is understood that after being questio ned about these offences by Welsh police in 2006 and released on bail, Mr Dunne left Wales and failed to turn up to a subsequent agreed date.

It is believed that he has been living in Dublin since then and has not come to any adverse garda attention.

However, he was arrested in Liverpool on Friday when local police found out that he was due to spend the weekend in England.

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