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Saturday 10 December 2016

Woman admits injuring pub goer in glass assault

Danielle Macken struck victim with glass, causing facial injuries
Danielle Macken struck victim with glass, causing facial injuries

A young woman has admitted assaulting and injuring another woman with a glass in a Dublin bar.

Danielle Macken (26) struck the victim with a glass, leaving her with facial injuries.

She pleaded guilty when she appeared in Blanchardstown District Court

Judge David McHugh adjourned sentencing for compensation to be paid.

Ms Macken, of Edenmore Avenue, Coolock, is charged with assault causing harm to a woman at Arc Bar, Liffey Valley, Clondalkin on January 21.

When the case came before the court, defence solicitor Simon Fleming said his client was pleading guilty.

He asked Judge David McHugh to adjourn the case for payment of compensation.

He said he could speak in "full mitigation" when this is done.

The judge adjourned the case to a date in early February.

Previously, the court heard the DPP was consenting to the proceedings being heard in the district court.

Sgt Mary Doherty said the defendant assaulted the woman by striking her in the face with a glass.

The court heard the victim received three stitches after the incident but had since recovered fully.

Photographs of the injuries were handed to the judge and having examined these, he said "a picture paints a thousand words."

He also read a medical report and remarked that although it was at "the higher end," he decided to accept jurisdiction to deal with the case at district court level.

The prosecution had already disclosed documents to the defence.

The charge against Ms Macken is under Section 3 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act.

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