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Suspect accused of bashing victim on head with beer keg

A Finglas man has been accused of attacking another individual with a beer keg during a Christmas Day row.

Toivo Tominga (30) is alleged to have left the victim needing 11 stitches to a cut above his left eye following the assault.

The accused, of Melville Cove, in Finglas, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with seriously assaulting another man.

The alleged incident took place at Cardiffscastle Road last Christmas Day.

The court heard the DPP has directed summary disposal of the matter in the District Court.

Outlining the allegation for jurisdiction purposes, Garda Sergeant Maria Callaghan said it is alleged that Tominga got involved in an altercation with another man. It is alleged he picked up a five-litre beer keg and threw it at the victim, hitting him on the head.

Sgt Callaghan said it is alleged the victim was left with bruising, abrasions and a cut above the left eye. He received 11 stitches to the injury.

A medical report of the alleged injuries was handed into the court, and after reading the report Judge Patrick McMahon said he would accept jurisdiction.

Tominga's solicitor said she received statements only this week, and said she needed time to speak to her client.

She also asked for a video copy of an interview which gardai conducted with Tominga.

Judge McMahon adjourned the matter until September.