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Friday 24 January 2020

Man 'broke neighbour's nose with crowbar', court is told

Jason Prenderville (28) allegedly struck the man in the face
Jason Prenderville (28) allegedly struck the man in the face

A young man has been accused of attacking a neighbour with a crowbar and breaking his nose after burgling a flat.

Jason Prenderville (28) is alleged to have struck the man, who was known to him, in the face with the bar after entering the flat as a trespasser.

Judge John Lindsay granted bail and adjourned the case for the directions of the DPP to be made available.

Mr Prenderville, of Rutland Avenue, Crumlin, is charged with burglary and assault causing harm at the same flats complex.

The prosecuting garda said he arrested the accused at Seagull House flats and he made no reply to the charges after caution when he was taken to Sundrive Road Garda Station.

Objecting to bail, the garda said it was alleged the accused entered a flat with a crowbar on the night of November 2 without permission and with intent to commit a theft.

Hospital

It was alleged the accused assaulted the alleged victim with the iron bar, causing him to suffer a broken nose and cuts to his face.

He was treated in hospital for his injuries, requiring four stitches and overnight observation.

The court heard it was alleged the assault was unprovoked.

The alleged victim made a statement, the garda said.

Three other witnesses had also given statements in relation to the alleged assault, he said.

Two witness statements had been taken in relation to the alleged burglary.

Applying for bail, defence solicitor Stephen O'Mahony said it could take some time for the case to be finalised and his client was presumed innocent.

Bail terms were later agreed and set by the judge.

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