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Accused Ciaran McGuire was remanded on bail

Accused Ciaran McGuire was remanded on bail

Accused Ciaran McGuire was remanded on bail

A young man has been sent for trial accused of a "one-punch" assault on a party-goer who was left with a fractured jaw and lost three teeth.

Ciaran McGuire (20) had a book of evidence served on him when he appeared before Blanchardstown District Court.

Judge David McHugh sent him forward for trial to the current sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Mr McGuire, of Lealand Road, Clondalkin, is charged with assault causing harm to a man.

The offence is alleged to have happened at Roadstone Social Club, Kingswood, on October 16, 2016.

Judge McHugh gave the defendant the formal notice that he must provide any alibi details to the prosecution within 14 days.

He also ordered the prosecution to furnish copies of the accused's garda interview video to the defence.

Birthday

The DPP had consented to the case being dealt with in the district court, but Judge McHugh refused jurisdiction after previously hearing an outline of the allegations.

The court had heard the all-eged victim had been attending a birthday party at the club with his girlfriend.

As he left the premises, he was struck from behind on the back of the head by the defendant and fell to the ground, it was alleged.

He sustained "significant injuries", the court heard.

The man suffered a hairline fracture to his jaw, the loss of three teeth and cuts to his forehead and upper lip.

He also suffered a "degloving" injury, in which his lips became detached from his teeth and gums.

The accused was remanded on bail under existing terms to appear in the circuit court on a date next month.


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