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Tuesday 6 December 2016

IT salesman allegedly bit and punched his ex

AN IT sales worker has been accused of punching his ex-girfriend in the face and biting her arm after she returned home from a night out at a work function.

Prince Jospal (22) is accused of assaulting and injuring the woman in an incident during which neighbours allegedly heard "a female voice crying for help".

Judge Timothy Lucey granted him bail when he appeared in Dublin District Court and adjourned the case to September.

Mr Jospal, with an address at Calvary House, Clancy Quay Apartments, is charged with assault causing harm to his ex-partner on June 10.

He wept in court during his bail hearing. Gardai had objected to bail, citing the seriousness of the alleged offence.

The court heard both the accused and the woman had been living at the apartment and in the early hours of the morning, she returned home from a work function.

It was alleged that he punched her in the face a number of times and bit her on the arm.

When she made her complaint to the gardai, she had visible injuries including blood on her face, swelling and marks on her arm.

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She was "extremely distraught at the time", the prosecuting garda said.

Gardai feared that if granted bail, the defendant would put pressure on the alleged victim to withdraw her complaint, or that he would harm her.

Mr Jospal was working full time in IT sales, his solicitor Michael French said.

He had provided an address at Castleforbes Square in East Wall where he could stay.

Judge Lucey granted bail on condition that he stays away from the alleged victim and has no contact, including by social media, phone or email.

He is to sign on weekly at Clontarf Garda Station and surrender his passport.

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