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Man accused of trespassing and assault offences

A YOUNG man is facing trial accused of seriously assaulting a man and trespassing in his neighbours' homes.

Myles Byrne (21) is facing trial in the Circuit Court after the DPP ruled the allegations were too serious for the District Court.

Judge Hugh O'Donnell adjourned the case to November for the service of the book of evidence.

Byrne, of Ravenscourt, in Finglas, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with counts of serious assault and trespass.

It is alleged Byrne trespassed on four properties at Ballygall Crescent and Finglas Place, both in Finglas, on June 25.

He is also charged with seriously assaulting a man at his home at Ballygall Crescent during the same incident.

Garda Sergeant Mary Doherty said the DPP has directed trial on indictment in the Circuit Court, where the penalties are potentially more severe than in the District Court.

Defence solicitor Fiona Brennan said there was consent to a adjournment for the book of evidence.

Judge O'Donnell adjourned the case.