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Teen broke man's tooth in assault, court hears

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'The court heard the DPP had directed a summary trial in the district court.' (stock photo)

'The court heard the DPP had directed a summary trial in the district court.' (stock photo)

'The court heard the DPP had directed a summary trial in the district court.' (stock photo)

A teenager has appeared in court accused of punching a man in the face and knocking out a crown of a tooth during a roadside argument.

Ion Mehai (19) is alleged to have punched the man and knocked him off balance after he got out of a vehicle.

Judge John King ordered the disclosure of statements and adjourned the case to a date next month.

Mr Mehai, of Palmerston Villas, Rathmines, app-eared before Blanchards-town District Court, charged with seriously assaulting a man in Kilshane Drive, Finglas, last November 22.

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The court heard the DPP had directed a summary trial in the district court.

Outlining the allegation, Sgt Maria Callaghan all-eged Mr Mihai got into an argument with the injured party before punching him in the face and knocking him off balance.

The victim was said to have suffered a swollen jaw and a cut lip, and a crown of a tooth was knocked out.

A dentist's report was handed in to the court.

Judge King accepted jur- isdiction to deal with the matter in the district court.

Mr Mihai has not yet indicated a plea to the charge.


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