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Thursday 26 April 2018

Man accused of assaulting neighbour

A YOUNG man whose home allegedly came under attack by his neighbour has been accused of assaulting the man, breaking his nose with a punch.

Anthony Corrigan (24) is accused of seriously assaulting his neighbour in an attack that was witnessed by gardai who were called to the scene.

The case against him was adjourned by Judge David McHugh at Blanchardstown District Court, where the accused has yet to indicate how he intends to plead.

Corrigan, with an address at Lealand Grove, Clondalkin, is charged with assault causing harm to Vincent Cobb at Lealand Grove on March 9 last.

A State Solicitor said the DPP was consenting to the case being dealt with summarily in the non-jury district court. She handed a medical report on Mr Cobb's injuries in to court.

ATTACKING

The judge read this and asked for an outline of the allegations.

Sgt Maria O'Callaghan said the accused arrived at the house of the alleged victim at 10.15pm on March 9 last.

He had received a phone call to say that a neighbour was attacking his house. Gardai attended the scene and witnessed the alleged assault.

The prosecution's case was that Corrigan struck Mr Cobb with one "forcible punch" to the head, resulting in the injuries. He was treated in hospital, where he was diagnosed with injuries including a fracture to the maxillary sinus of his nasal area.

Judge McHugh made an order for the disclosure of prosecution documents to the defence and remanded Corrigan on continuing bail, to appear in court again on November 28.

His barrister, Jennifer Jackson, said an application had been made for free legal aid on the accused's last court appearance. It was granted by the judge.

aphelan@herald.ie

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