Man sent for trial on kill threat, assault charges
A DUBLIN man has been sent for trial charged with assaulting another man, threatening to kill him and damaging his car in an incident in the west of the city.
Mark Fox (30) had a book of evidence served on him at Blanchardstown District Court.
Mr Fox, with an address at The Green, Mulhuddart, is charged with assault causing harm to a man and causing criminal damage to his Citroen Berlingo.
He is also charged with producing an iron bar capable of inflicting injury in a manner likely to intimidate another while committing an assault.
Mr Fox is further charged with two counts of making a threat to kill or cause serious harm to the same man, intending him to believe that it would be carried out.
The charges are under the Non Fatal Offences and Firearms and Offensive Weapons Acts.
The offences are alleged to have happened at Damastown Road, Mulhuddart on June 23, 2013. The accused has not yet indicated how he intends to plead to any of the charges.
A State solicitor told Judge David McHugh the DPP was consenting to the defendant being set for trial to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court,
Judge McHugh gave the defendant the formal notice that he must provide within 14 days to the prosecution details of any alibi he intends to rely on in the course of his trial.
He made an order for the disclosure of copies of the accused's garda interviews to the defence.
The defendant was remanded on bail on existing terms, to appear in the circuit court on a date next month. A trial date will be then set. Mr Fox did not address the court but indicated that he understood the alibi warning after it was given.