Thursday 22 August 2019

Man is charged with assaulting woman in restaurant with fork

Patrick Gleeson leaves Blanchardstown Court. Picture: Frank McGrath
Patrick Gleeson leaves Blanchardstown Court. Picture: Frank McGrath
Andrew Phelan

Andrew Phelan

A man accused of assaulting a woman in a Dublin restaurant told arresting gardaí: "Sincere apologies for my actions."

Patrick Gleeson (34) appeared in court yesterday after being arrested by gardaí investigating an alleged attack on a woman who was stabbed with a fork in the head and neck at Captain Americas in Blanchardstown on Monday.

He was granted bail at Blanchardstown District Court on condition that he stays away from the alleged victim and the restaurant.

Mr Gleeson, with an address at Beechfield Way, Clonee, Dublin, is charged with assault causing harm to a woman at Captain Americas on Monday.

Gda Kevin Hensey told Judge Paula Murphy he arrested Gleeson and brought him to Blanchardstown garda station.

He was charged and his reply after caution was: "Sincere apologies for my actions."

Mr Gleeson was handed a copy of the charge sheet.

The court heard there were no Garda objections to bail subject to conditions.

Judge Murphy granted bail in the accused's own bond of €150 with no cash lodgement required, on condition he has no contact directly or indirectly with the alleged victim, stays away from Captain Americas and is of sober habits.

The court heard gardaí were awaiting a medical report and an adjournment was being sought pending a file being sent to the DPP.

Judge Murphy remanded Mr Gleeson on bail to appear in court again on September 11.

She also granted free legal aid after defence barrister Ciaran MacLoughlin said the accused was unemployed, and handed a statement of his financial means in to court.

The accused, with a visibly black right eye, did not speak during the brief hearing.

Irish Independent

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