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Man held on assault charge in stab case

A man has been remanded in custody in connection with a stabbing on Friday.

Peter Jackson (38) of Kerryhall Road, Fairhill, Cork, appeared before a special sitting of Cork District Court yesterday where he was charged in relation to a stabbing on David Hamilton (30).

Mr Jackson was charged with assault causing serious harm to Mr Hamilton at Kerryhall Road, Fairhill, Cork, on May 4.

Detective Garda Michael Dolan told the court Mr Jackson replied, "Sorry I done it, like", after the charge was put to him.

Judge Olann Kelleher granted a garda application and remanded Mr Jackson in custody to appear before Cork District Court on Thursday.

Solicitor for Mr Jackson, Tadhg O Donnabhain, applied for free legal aid, which Judge Kelleher granted after hearing that Mr Jackson was in receipt of social welfare payments.

Mr Hamilton was found lying unconscious on Kerryhall Road in Fairhill on the northside of Cork city at 2.30pm last Friday.

He had sustained a stab wound to the chest.

The young man, who is from Wexford and who had been living in the Ballincollig area of Cork over recent months, underwent emergency surgery at Cork University Hospital.

Mr Hamilton's condition remains critical. A second man in his 50s was released without charge on Saturday evening and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Irish Independent