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Young man facing trial on assault and knife charges

A YOUNG man accused of seriously assaulting another man while armed with a knife has been sent forward for trial.

Daniel Wall (23) has been ordered to stay away from the alleged victim and any witnesses for the duration of the case.

The accused, of Greenhills Grove, Tallaght, appeared before Tallaght District Court charged with seriously assaulting another man.

The assault allegedly took place at Greenhills Court in Tallaght last February 10.

Mr Wall is further charged with producing a knife during the course of the assault.

The court heard the DPP has directed trial on indictment in the Circuit Court on the charges, where the penalties on conviction are potentially more serious.

caution

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

Judge Bridget Reilly gave Mr Wall 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.

Defence solicitor Michael Hennessy and one junior counsel were assigned on free legal aid.

Judge Reilly also ordered that a video copy of an interview which gardai conducted with the accused be furnished to his legal team.

Mr Wall has not yet indicated how he is pleading to the charges.

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