Thursday 19 April 2018

Man remanded in custody after being charged with attack that left dad (34) in 'critical condition'

Vytautas Racys pictured at Virginia District Court.
Vytautas Racys pictured at Virginia District Court.
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

A man has been remanded in custody after being charged in connection with an attack which has left a man critically injured in a Dublin hospital.

Vytautas Racys (34) appeared before judge Denis McLoughlan at Virginia District Court this afternoon.

Seamus Bell in a picture taken just hours before the attack
Seamus Bell in a picture taken just hours before the attack

Detective Garda Ciaran Marks from Carrickmacross garda station in County Monaghan presented evidence of arrest, charge and caution in relation to the attack on Seamus Bell on Main Street, Carrickmacross at around 11.30pm on Saturday night.

Mr Racys was charged with assault causing harm under Section 3 of the non fatal offences against the persons act.

His solicitor, Damien Rudden, said that Mr Racys was making no application for bail and has told him he is “sorry this incident occurred” and that he is “willing to start his sentence today”.

Mr Racys, a married father of two children from Lithuania, who lives at Lough na Glack in Carrickmacross, was remanded in custody at Cloverhill Prison in Dublin to appear at Cloverhill Court on January 26 at 10.30am.

He was given free legal aid by the judge.

The injured man remains in Beaumont Hospital in a critical condition.

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