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Trial over phone theft and assault allegations

A DUBLIN man accused of setting upon, beating and robbing a woman of her mobile phone is facing trial on the charges.

Tadhg Delaney (41) allegedly left the victim with facial injuries following a roadside assault.

Judge Denis McLoughlin refused jurisdiction and adjourned the case to Blanchardstown court in October for the book of evidence.

The accused, of Maple House, North Circular Road, Dublin 1, appeared before Dublin District Court charged with robbery and assault at Main Street in Celbridge, Co Kildare on January 19, 2014.


Outlining the allegation for jurisdiction purposes, a garda said it will be claimed Mr Delaney set upon the victim, and beat and robbed her of her mobile phone, worth €130.

The garda claimed the woman was subjected to a "sustained and violent attack". He handed a number of pictures of her injuries into court.

It is also alleged that she fled into a taxi office to try and escape her attacker. The garda further alleged the assault was seen by two witnesses.

Judge McLoughlin said he did not believe the allegations were of a minor nature and he refused jurisdiction.