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Teen accused of attack with his dog's lead

A TEENAGER accused of beating up another man with a dog lead during a roadside assault has been further remanded in custody for two weeks.

Daniel Ennis (18) allegedly left the victim with deep lacerations on his hands and cuts to his knees following the unprovoked attack.

KNIFE

THE ACCUSED CLAIMED THE VICTIM HAD ASKED HIM FOR DRUGS AND THEN WENT FOR HIM WITH A KNIFE AND SAID HE HAD ONLY DEFENDED HIMSELF.

A garda alleged the victim's hands were covered with blood following the assault.

Judge Victor Blake further remanded Ennis in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court on February 11 for DPP's directions on the charge.

The accused, of Croftwood Park in Ballyfermot, appeared before Cloverhill District Court charged with seriously assaulting another man at Cherry Orchard Parade in Ballyfermot on January 22.

In relation to the assault, Garda Garrett Boyle previously alleged that Ennis used a long lead with a metal attachment to beat the victim.

Gda Boyle further claimed there was no reason for the attack, and the injured party was left with cuts and deep lacerations to his hand.

The garda also claimed the victim, who is in his 20s, was left very panicked and shaken following the attack.

In his evidence, Ennis had claimed he was walking his dog when he was approached by two men asking him where they could get heroin.

He alleged words were exchanged and one of them pulled a knife on him and threatened him.

FEAR

ENNIS CLAIMED HE HIT THE VICTIM TWICE WITH A DOG LEAD AS HE WAS IN FEAR AFTER HE CAME AT HIM WITH A KNIFE.

He also alleged his dog tore off part of the man's jacket.

He also said he had met up with the alleged victim and they shook hands and the matter had been forgotten about.

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