Saturday 17 August 2019

Man appears in court over stabbing of youth in Beaumont Hospital

Beaumont Hospital
Beaumont Hospital
Andrew Phelan

Andrew Phelan

A YOUNG man has been accused of seriously assaulting a youth who was stabbed while he was being treated for other injuries at Beaumont Hospital.

John Joyce (29) was arrested and brought before Dublin District Court charged in connection with the incident in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Judge Aeneas McCarthy granted him bail subject to strict conditions and adjourned the case for the directions of the DPP to be made available.

He adjourned the case for six weeks.

Mr Joyce, of Drynam Avenue, Drynam Hall, Kinsealy, is charged with assault causing harm to a man at Beaumont Hospital.

Garda David Crowley, from Santry station, said he arrested the accused at the A&E department at the hospital yesterday.

He brought Mr Joyce to Swords Garda Station, where he was charged at 1.10pm.

The court heard Mr Joyce made no reply after caution and was handed a copy of the charge sheet.

Defence solicitor Michael Hanahoe applied for bail on the defendant's behalf.

The garda consented to bail being granted subject to “stringent conditions.”

Judge McCarthy granted bail in the defendant’s own bond of €200, with no cash lodgement required.

Conditions are that he signs on daily between 9am and 9pm at Balbriggan Garda Station.

He must reside at Hampton Woods, Balbriggan and notify gardai on any change of address.

Mr Joyce must also stay away from the alleged victim and the Russell Avenue area of Kinsealy.

The court heard the directions of the DPP would be required in the case.

Judge McCarthy granted free legal aid.

The defendant, wearing a black t-shirt, black tracksuit bottoms and black runners, and with a wound to his forehead, did not address the court during the brief hearing.

The charge against the defendant is under Section 3 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act.

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