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Woman accused of biting garda

A WOMAN has appeared in court accused of sinking her teeth into a garda's arm during a row in a garda station.

Marlow Freeman (42) allegedly left the garda with a bite mark on his arm following the attack.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter for five weeks to allow the accused speak to her solicitor.

Freeman, of Fernleigh Drive in Carpenterstown, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with seriously assaulting Garda Michael O'Reilly on December 18 last year.

Sgt Doherty said gardai tried to bring Freeman to a station cell, but she didn't want to go and resisted.

She hit out, biting Garda O'Reilly on the arm, he said.

Stab charge teen for trial

A TEENAGER accused of assaulting a British tourist at a dance gig in the Phoenix Park last summer has been sent forward for trial.

Karl Higgins (19) is also accused of violent disorder at the Swedish House Mafia concert.

The accused, of Shancastle Lawns in Clondalkin, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with seriously assaulting Andrew England.

Mr England, a tourist from the Isle of Man, was at the concert with his girlfriend.

A court previously heard that Mr England suffered multiple stab wounds as well as damage to his liver, and had to receive a number of stitches to the back of his head and elbow.

Man bought drugs in bulk

A CAR dealer caught with €1,600 worth of cannabis after his home was searched by gardai claimed he was buying it in bulk to save money.

Gregory McCann (30) was spending €300 a week on cannabis at the time.

He had denied he was supplying the drug to others, but was found guilty.

Judge Bridget Reilly fined McCann €1,000 and sentenced him to one month in prison, suspended for 12 months.

The defendant, of Ticknock Way in Sandyford, admitted possession of cannabis, at Dun Laoghaire District Court.