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Thursday 8 December 2016

Brothers for trial on assault charges

TWO brothers have been sent for trial charged with assault and threatening violence at a restaurant.
TWO brothers have been sent for trial charged with assault and threatening violence at a restaurant.

TWO brothers have been sent for trial charged with assault and threatening violence at a restaurant.

Benjamin Pardue Laurence (30) and Harry Laurence (27) both had books of evidence served on them at Dublin District Court.

Pardue Laurence, of Waveney Place, and his brother of Burley Road, Sutton, both in London, are charged with assault causing harm to a man and threatening unlawful violence. Harry Laurence is also charged with a second assault on another man.

The charges are under the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person and Public Order Acts. The offences are alleged to have happened at House, Leeson Street Lower, on August 31, 2014.

Judge Michael Walsh formally warned the defendants that they must provide to the prosecution within 14 days details of any alibis they intend to rely on in the course of their trial.

He also ordered disclosure of copies of the videos of their garda interviews to the defence.

Judge Walsh then returned both defendants for trial to the next sitting of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

He remanded them both on bail on existing conditions and granted free legal aid. The court heard the older man worked for a design agency and his brother was a carpenter.

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