Man (33) remanded in custody on charge of stabbing garda
A 33-year-old man has been remanded in custody in relation to an incident in which a garda suffered stab wounds.
Niall Alvey, of 169 Gleann Dara, Rahoon, Galway, was remanded in custody when he appeared before a special sitting of Galway District Court last night. Sgt Fergus Gaughan gave evidence of arresting Alvey at Renville, Oranmore, Co Galway, at 12.10pm yesterday.
He told Judge Gerard Furlong he charged Mr Alvey at 7.30pm at Galway garda station and that the defendant made no reply.
Mr Alvey is charged with assault causing harm to a garda who is a member of the Armed Regional Support Unit based at Salthill. The officer was taken to University College Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening lacerations.
Inspector Karen Moloney applied to have Mr Alvey remanded in custody to Galway District Court next Wednesday, May 9, and told Judge Furlong there would be opposition to bail. Judge Furlong granted free legal aid.
Defence solicitor Valerie Corcoran said she had concerns her client might not be able to receive necessary psychiatric care at Castlerea Prison. Judge Furlong remanded Mr Alvey in custody until Wednesday.