Four charged with hatred in 'racist attack' on father, son
FOUR men were charged yesterday with incitement to hatred arising out of an alleged racist attack in Dublin last year.
Two others were also brought with them before Dublin District Court on charges relating to the same alleged incident.
The four charged under Section 2 of the Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act are accused of using the word 'nigger' or 'niggers' during an alleged attack on Mr David Richardson (46) and his son Christian (25) at Pearse Street Dublin on June 11 last.
David Richardson received a number of stab wounds and was left in a critical condition in hospital.
The four were: Paul Fitzpatrick (20), a shopfitter, Paul Barry (29), unemployed, David Colclough (29), unemployed, all of Pearse Street and Darren Kenny (31) a pipelayer, Meade Terrace, Dublin.
Fitzpatrick, Barry and Kenny were charged with assault and violent disorder. Colclough had been charged last year with assault causing serious harm to David Richardson and has been in custody on that charge since last September.
The two other men also charged yesterday were: Brian Lee (23), Raheen Park, Ballyfermot and Phillip Uzell (20), Boyne Street, Dublin.