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Driver faces assault trial

A DUBLIN man who allegedly caused a serious injury to a man while he was driving is facing trial on the charges.

Noel McGrath (24) has been ordered to stay away from the alleged victim.

He is facing trial in the Circuit Court after the DPP ruled the matters were too serious for the District Court.

McGrath, of Moreen Walk, Sandyford, is charged before Dun Laoghaire District Court with serious assault.

He is further accused of dangerous driving, as well as failing to stop his vehicle, failing to give appropriate information to gardai and failing to keep his vehicle at the scene at Moreen Avenue, Sandyford on March 31.

Judge John Coughlan adjourned the matter until December.

Park visitor

carried knife

A YOUNG man caught with a knife in a Dublin park on three occasions had it "for his own protection", a court heard.

Mark Lennon (22) started using drugs when he was only 16 and is trying to beat his addiction.

Judge John Lindsay sentenced Lennon to nine months in prison but suspended it for two years.

The judge also activated an earlier three-month suspended sentence for possession of a knife and attempted robbery.

Lennon, of Derry Park, in Crumlin, admitted to possession of a knife at Dodder Valley Park on August 22, September 28 and November 7.

Man accused of street attack

A YOUNG man accused of attacking another man in south Dublin has been sent forward for trial.

Mark Smith (22) is alleged to have left his victim with a injuries following the assault in Dun Laoghaire.

Smith, of Cabinteely Crescent, Cabinteely, appeared before Dun Laoghaire District Court charged with seriously assaulting another man on Marine Road in Dun Laoghaire on February 24.

Smith will now face trial at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.