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MAN facing trial OVER ALLEGED knife assault

A YOUNG man accused of stabbing another man and seriously assaulting him has been sent forward for trial.

Joseph Foster (28) has been ordered to stay away from the alleged injured party for the duration of the case.

The accused, of Bowbridge Court, Bow Lane in Kilmainham, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with seriously assaulting another man at Glen Easton Green in Leixlip on September 16 last year.

Foster is further charged with producing a knife at the same time and place.

A State solicitor said the book of evidence had been served on the accused, who goes forward to the next sittings of Kildare Circuit Criminal Court.

Judge David McHugh gave Foster the alibi caution, warning him he had 14 days to provide to the State details of anyone he proposed calling as a witness in his defence.

As part of his bail conditions, Foster must have no contact, either directly or indirectly, with the alleged victim.

He must also sign on once a week at Kilmainham Garda Station.

Defence solicitor Barry Powderly was assigned on free legal aid.

The court heard the allegation involved a stabbing and a serious assault.

Judge McHugh assigned one junior counsel and one senior counsel.

The judge ordered a copy of an interview which gardai conducted with Foster be furnished to his legal team.