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Saturday 20 December 2014

Assault and gun charges delayed

A MAN accused of seriously assaulting another individual while in possession of a firearm may have the charges struck out on the next date if the book of evidence is not available.

Anton Zefaj (32) has been ordered to stay away from the alleged victim and any witnesses for the duration of the trial.

The accused, of Thornfield Square in Clondalkin, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with seriously assaulting another man.

He is also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and with the unlawful possession of a handgun.

The alleged incident took place at National Recycling Clondalkin, Commercial Park, Clondalkin, on August 7, 2012.

It is alleged Zefaj had the gun as he intended to kill or cause injury to a named man.

A State solicitor said the matter was before the court for the service of the book of evidence but the book was not yet available.



Adjourned

Defence solicitor Terence Hanahoe has asked for the matter to be adjourned for four weeks, peremptory for the book of evidence, saying that the matter has been before the courts for some time.

The State solicitor said that he would agree to the matter being marked peremptory for the book if it was adjourned for six weeks.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter for six weeks to a date in March for the service of the book of evidence.

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