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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Man accused of attacking pub doorman and gardai

A DUBLIN man allegedly broke a pub security manager's tooth with a punch when he was refused entry.

Niall McGlynn (30) is also accused of three assaults on gardai, injuring one of them when they arrested him.

He is facing trial on the charges after Judge Michael Walsh refused jurisdiction to deal with the case at Dublin District Court.

Mr McGlynn, of Castlefarm, Swords, is charged with two counts of assault causing harm and two of common assault on January 27 2012.

The offences are alleged to have happened at Charles Street West, Dublin 7, North King Street and Pearse Street Garda Station.

The court heard it was alleged that the accused was refused entry to a pub when he hit the security manager in the face with his fist and fled.

The alleged victim suffered a broken tooth, more loose teeth and a sore jaw.

After the incident was reported, gardai came across the accused and arrested him. He was placed in a patrol car, where he allegedly kicked the driver in the head and spat in the other garda's face. He allegedly punched one of the officers in the face, injuring him.

Medical reports on the alleged injuries was also presented to the court.

Judge Walsh said having considered the outline of the allegations and the medical reports, he was refusing jurisdiction.

He adjourned the case to October 27 for the preparation of a book of evidence.

hnews@herald.ie

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