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Assault accused to stay away from shop

A YOUNG man has appeared in court charged with attacking another man outside a shop.

Bernard McDonagh (27) has been ordered to stay away from the convenience store at Dublin's Hart's Corner for the duration of the case.

Judge Denis McLoughlin ordered the disclosure of statements and any CCTV footage of the alleged incident, and adjourned the matter to a date in September.

The accused, of St Mary's Halting Site, Cappagh in Finglas, appeared before Dublin District Court charged with seriously assaulting another man at Hart's Corner, Dublin on August 24, 2012.

Garda Peter Hughes said he had no objection to bail, subject to Mr McDonagh signing on once a week and staying away from the shop at Hart's Corner.

The court heard that Mr McDonagh, who is unemployed, has a partner and three children.

Judge McLoughlin assigned defence solicitor Simon Fleming on free legal aid.

The judge accepted jurisdiction of the assault charge after a medical report outlining the alleged victim's injuries was handed into court.

Judge McLoughlin adjourned the matter to September for Mr McDonagh to enter a plea to the charge.

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