Wednesday 17 July 2019

Club-goer glassed man in face during birthday party row

Kristopher Fawthrop
Kristopher Fawthrop
Andrew Phelan

Andrew Phelan

A reveller glassed another man on the side of the head in a nightclub row, leaving him with facial lacerations.

Kristopher Fawthrop (24) was holding the glass in his hand when he punched the victim during a scuffle in a Dublin nightclub.

Fawthrop, from Yorkshire, was at a friend's birthday party when the row broke out.

Judge Michael Walsh adjourned the case to get clarification on the extent of the victim's injuries.

Dublin District Court heard the incident happened at Dicey Reilly's on Harcourt Street at 3am last October 21.

Investigating gardai were told that the victim, from Clonee, had been struck with a glass on the side of his head.

Fawthrop, of Wood View, Oakenshaw, Bradford, identified himself on CCTV footage.

The accused, a welder, had been in Dublin for a birthday party with friends, his lawyer said.

He had consumed alcohol, there was a "scuffle or row" in the club and "that is how this matter unfolded".

Fawthrop had punched the victim, but had a glass in his hand at the time.

He had been intoxicated and did not recall the assault, but when he saw the CCTV he accepted it.

He was "very apologetic" for what had happened.

The accused had answered his bail on all occasions and offered an early plea, his lawyer continued.

Fawthrop appeared in court with an arm injury, which his lawyer said was sustained in sporting activities.

He and his partner, who was in court with him, have two young children.

Fawthrop was the "sole breadwinner" for his family, the court heard.

It was told there were "in- consistencies" in reports about the extent of the victim's injuries.

One said they were superficial and another said the victim needed 20 stitches and would have permanent scarring.

Judge Walsh said it was a "very, very serious incident" and adjourned the case to a date in November for clarification.


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