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Saturday 3 December 2016

Man accused of throwing a glass at publican's face after being asked to leave

Paul Dempsey of The Paddocks Grove, Adamstown, Lucan
Paul Dempsey of The Paddocks Grove, Adamstown, Lucan

A young man has been accused of injuring a publican by throwing a glass at his face after being asked to leave.

Paul Dempsey (27) allegedly assaulted the bar owner after he was refused service at the west-Dublin premises.

The victim suffered bruising to his face but did not require stitches, Blanchardstown District Court heard.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the case against him to give Mr Dempsey time to decide on a plea.

Mr Dempsey is charged with assault causing harm to Gerry Teague at the Ball Alley Pub on Main Street, Lucan, on February 20 last.

He is also charged with using threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour.

Sgt Maria Callaghan said it was alleged that he threatened Mr Teague, and went to punch him in the head.

The accused, of The Paddocks Grove, Adamstown, Lucan, then allegedly picked up a glass and threw it at his face, Sgt O'Callaghan said.

Judge McHugh accepted jurisdiction to deal with the case.

Remanded

This means it can be heard at district court level instead of being sent to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, which has greater sentencing power.

He made an order for disclosure of prosecution documents to the defence and adjourned the case to a date in October.

The accused, who has not yet indicated how he intends to plead to the charge, was remanded on continuing bail.

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