Thursday 19 April 2018

Man sent forward for trial on alleged assault charges

A man charged with assaulting two men in Balbriggan and causing criminal damage to a car has been returned for trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Andrei Negura (34) is alleged to have assaulted the two men, causing them harm, contrary to Section 3 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, at Chieftain's Mews in Balbriggan on March 15th, 2015.

He is further alleged to have produced a claw hammer during the course of the alleged assaults and allegedly obstructed Garda Mark McKenna. He is also charged with causing criminal damage to a car on the same date.

The defendant, of James Terrace in Drogheda, was served with the Book of Evidence at Balbriggan District Court and Judge Dermot Dempsey sent him forward to the Courts of Criminal Justice, Parkgate Street in Dublin to appear before Court 5 on May 19th.

He gave the defendant the standard warning that if he intends to use an alibi in his defence, he must notify the prosecution within 14 days.

He remanded the defendant on his own bond of €300 and as part of his bail conditions he is to sign on at Balbriggan Garda Station, to have no contact whatsoever with the alleged injured parties and not to apply for travel documents.

Fingal Independent