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Thursday 24 May 2018

Man faces trial over assault with rock

(stock image)
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A man accused of assaulting another by hitting him with a rock across his head is facing trial.

Keith Mooney (27) has been ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim for the duration of the case.

Judge Patricia McNamara adjourned the matter to a date next month for the book of evidence.

The accused, of Broadford Walk, Ballinteer, appeared before Tallaght District Court charged with seriously assaulting another man and with "producing an article" during the course of an assault.

Remanded

The alleged incident took place at St Enda's Park, Rathfarnham, on June 26 last year.

The court heard the DPP had directed trial in the circuit court on the charges.

Judge McNamara remanded Mr Mooney on bail in his own bond of €200.

As part of his bail conditions, he has been ordered to sign on at his local garda station and stay away from the alleged victim.

The court heard Mr Mooney was unemployed, and Judge McNamara assigned Jonathan Dunphy on free legal aid.

The accused has not yet indicated a plea.

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