Wednesday 29 January 2020

Student faces assault trial

A CANADIAN student is to stand trial accused of attacking a French doctor, who suffered a serious head injury, during an incident in Dublin last August.

Simon Mercier (24), who studies in Quebec, is accused of assault causing harm to Guillaume Osterstock in Temple Bar in the early hours of August 14 last.

In September, the High Court agreed to allow Mr Mercier to return to Canada on bail to continue his studies.

Mr Mercier will, on April 30, be sent forward for trial to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Irish Independent

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