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Man accused of neighbour assault

THIS is the man accused of seriously assaulting a neighbour in an incident near his house.

Gerard Whyte (45) has been ordered to stay away from the alleged victim, and not to have any contact with him.

The accused, of St Patrick's Park in Celbridge, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with seriously assaulting another male, contrary to Section 3 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, 1997 near Whyte's home on July 14.

Garda Stephen Sargent said he arrested Whyte at his home at 6.15pm on July 15. He was questioned and was later charged at 10.15pm.


Gda Sargent said Whyte was handed a true copy of the charge sheet and made no reply after caution.

The court heard gardai had no objection to bail, subject to a number of conditions, including a cash lodgement of €500. Whyte was also ordered to stay away from the alleged victim and to sign on three times a week at Celbridge Garda Station.

The court heard that DPP's directions are outstanding on the matter.

Judge Patrick McMahon was adjourned to a date in September for DPP's directions and so a medical report on the victim's alleged injuries can be handed into the court.