Sunday 23 October 2016

Man accused of head-butting doorman

Eamon Kane is accused of assault at the Liffey Valley Centre
Eamon Kane is accused of assault at the Liffey Valley Centre

A man has appeared in court accused of head-butting and injuring a security guard at a Dublin shopping centre.

Eamon Kane (34) is alleged to have carried out the assault at the Liffey Valley Centre.

His case was adjourned at Blanchardstown District Court.

Mr Kane is charged with one count of assault causing harm to the man and another of using threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour to cause a breach of the peace.

Sgt Maria Callaghan said the alleged incident happened on August 7.

She said a medical report on the alleged victim's injuries was not available to allow the judge consider whether to accept jurisdiction to deal with the case.

Judge David McHugh said he might deal with the issue without the report if he heard an outline of the prosecution's case.

Sgt Callaghan said gardai responded to the assault report and saw the accused being restrained at the scene.

The security man had two visible cuts to his forehead, having allegedly been assaulted by Mr Kane, of Hawthorns, Kinnegad, Co Westmeath.

The sergeant could not confirm whether the security guard received stitches.

Judge McHugh deferred the issue of jurisdiction.

He adjourned the case to a date in October and granted free legal aid after defence solicitor Valerie Buckley said the accused was not working.

There was no objection by the State and Mr Kane was remanded on continuing bail.

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