Monday 19 March 2018

Three in court over street fight

Majella O'Sullivan

THREE men involved in a violent fracas in which two men were allegedly assaulted appeared before a special sitting of Tralee District Court last night.

The violent incident occurred on the street adjacent to a funeral home on Thursday afternoon.

There were angry scenes on Ashe Street yesterday and a strong garda presence following the court proceedings.

Father-of-four John Casey (28) of Clonmore Road, Tralee; 18-year-old Lee O'Brien of Rath Oraig; Tralee and Bernard O'Neill (22) of Ballinorig Close, Tralee, are charged with assaulting brothers Michael and John Paul O'Brien at Boherbee, Tralee.

The victims of the alleged assault, who both reside at An Caislean Mor, Castleisland, Co Kerry, had appeared at a sitting of Tralee District Court the previous day, on the morning before the alleged assault occurred.

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