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Man (22) sent for trial accused of stabbing tourist repeatedly at controversial Phoenix Park gig

A 22-YEAR-OLD man has been returned for trial accused of attacking a tourist who was repeatedly stabbed at a Swedish House Mafia concert in the Phoenix Park in Dublin in July.





Raymond Donnan, with an address at Greenfort Crescent, Clondalkin, Dublin, made his fifth district court appearance today. He had been charged earlier in connection with incidents at the outdoor gig on July 7 which was attended by about 45,000 people.

Mr Donnan is accused of assault causing harm to 28-year-old Andrew England – a tourist from the Isle of Man who suffered multiple stab wounds. He also faces a connected violent disorder charge.

He had been refused bail at Dublin District Court on July 9 following an objection by Garda Sergeant Shane McCartan who had cited the seriousness of the allegations. However, the 22-year-old, who “made no reply in respect of the charges", was later granted High Court bail.

He appeared again today at Dublin District Court, where Judge Bryan Smyth was told the book of evidence in the case had been completed. The DPP had also directed that the unemployed 22-year-old should be tried on indictment.

Gda Sgt McCartan served the book of evidence and Judge Smyth advised Mr Donnan that if he intended to rely on an alibi in his defence, he must notify the prosecution within 14 days.

Dressed in a red hooded top, grey tracksuit trousers and runners, Mr Donnan spoke once saying “yes” indicating that he understood.

Judge Smyth granted legal aid and made an order sending him forward for trial to the present term of the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Mr Donnan has not yet entered pleas to the charges. Earlier the proceedings heard that concert goer Andrew England was stabbed “on five occasions” causing him to receive four puncture wounds to his side and one to his head.

The tourist had also suffered damage to his liver and “had to receive stitches to the back of his head and elbow arising out of this attack”.

The controversial event in the park also featured Tinie Tempah and Calvin Harris on its line-up.