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Partygoer fined for steak knife

A PARTYGOER who went to an off-licence and bought 16 cans of beer after an all-night drinking session was arrested when gardai saw a steak knife sticking out of his pocket.

Father-of-one Keith Moir (30) claimed he had the knife to open bottles at the party because there was no corkscrew and he forgot to take it out of his pocket.

Judge Aingeal Ni Chonduin fined him €400 after finding him guilty of weapons and public order charges.

Moir, of Ferryman's Crossing, Dublin 1, pleaded not guilty at Dublin District Court to charges of public intoxication and possession of a 5.5ins long steak knife with intent to commit an offence.

Teen 'hit man's face with rock'

A DRUNKEN teenager allegedly picked up a rock and smashed it into a man's face.

Anthony Owens (19) is accused of causing injuries to the victim's face, after he received a number of blows.

The defendant, of Wellview Grove in Mulhuddart, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with seriously assaulting the man at Westend village, Blanchardstown, on May 9.

Judge John Lindsay adjourned the case for four weeks to allow Owens to speak to his solicitor.