Sunday 16 June 2019

Alleged assault case adjourned until new year

A man charged with assaulting another person causing him harm had his case adjourned until the new year for gardai to get an update from the injured man on an alleged eye injury.

David Murphy (51) of Holywell Road,Donaghmede is charged with assaulting Eddie Foley causing him harm at Gilbert & Wrights Bar in Malahide on December 9, 2017.

Swords District Court heard the Director of Public Prosecutions has directed summary disposal of the case.

Outlining the alleged facts of the case a sergeant told the court it is alleged Mr Foley claimed the accused set upon him for no reason.

Mr Foley is alleged to have received a number of blows to the head and his alleged injuries consist of a swollen jaw and a fractured front tooth.

The sergeant told the court there is no updated medical report but that assurances have been given that the alleged injuries have been resolved.

However, Judge Dermot Dempsey noted in the medical report there was an issue with an alleged eye injury and requested clarity on this alleged injury.

'Subject to that being satisfactory, I will accept jurisdiction,' said Judge Dempsey and adjourned the case until January 9.

Fingal Independent