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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Man swung hurley after being called to fight, court told

Glen Sterling allegedy took hurley from car and hit man twice. Photo: Damien Eagers
Glen Sterling allegedy took hurley from car and hit man twice. Photo: Damien Eagers

A man arrived at the scene of a fight outside a Dublin pub, took a hurley from a car and began swinging it at another man, it has been alleged.

Glen Sterling (21) is accused of having the hurley as a weapon after a woman who was allegedly involved in the earlier fight phoned for him to come.

Mr Sterling, along with Claire McKevitt and another co-accused, George McKevitt, all appeared in court on charges arising from the incident.

Mr Sterling, of Rossfield Park, Tallaght, is charged with possession of a hurley as a weapon with intent to cause injury.

The offence is alleged to have happened at Bunting Road, Walkinstown, on August 2 last year.

Claire McKevitt (41) and George McKevitt (42), both of the same address at Walkinstown Drive, are charged with one count of violent disorder.

The offence is alleged to have happened outside the Kestrel Pub, Walkinstown Roundabout, on the same date.

Assault

Outlining the allegations, Sgt Peter Seery told Dublin District Court that a fight involving the two co-accused had broken out outside the pub.

It was alleged that Claire McKevitt phoned Mr Sterling and he arrived five minutes later.

Mr Sterling spoke to members of door staff at the pub and walked around to Cromwellsfort Road.

According to the prosecution, he then returned to the car he had arrived in and took out a hurley. It was alleged he approached a man and swung it at him, hitting him twice before leaving the scene. There was no assault charge.

Mr Sterling's barrister Edel Gilligan said she was seeking full disclosure of prosecution statements and exhibits, including CCTV footage and copies of garda interviews.

Judge Michael Walsh granted legal aid to Mr Sterling after hearing he was not working and had a social welfare application pending.

All three cases were adjourned. The defendants have not yet indicated how they intend to plead to the charges.

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