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Wednesday 16 August 2017

Man who absconded from prison faces court

aN Irishman who absconded from an English prison while serving a three-year sentence for wounding his partner has appeared before the High Court.

Michael 'Fein' McCarthy (24), with an address at Weavers Court, Clondalkin, Dublin, was arrested yesterday by the Garda Extradition Unit on foot of an European Arrest Warrant (EAW) issued by the UK authorities.

The EAW states Mr McCarthy was given a three-year prison sentence in September 2013 at Nottingham Crown Court after he admitted wounding his partner at a residence they shared in the city.

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The EAW states that on May 28, 2013, Mr McCarthy attacked and injured his partner, using a knife and part of a vacuum cleaner. The EAW adds that on June 18, 2014, he absconded from Sudbury open prison in Derbyshire, England where he had been serving his prison sentence.

Following a police investigation it was believed he had returned to Ireland, and an EAW seeking his extradition was issued. The EAW was subsequently endorsed by the High Court in Dublin.

He appeared before Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy yesterday.

After being satisfied Mr McCarthy had been informed of all his rights, Ms Justice Kennedy remanded him in custody. He will next appear before a sitting of the High Court that deals with extradition requests later this month.

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