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Sunday 19 August 2018

Man facing trial over two attacks on woman

The garda alleged the victim needed stitches to a cut above her eye. Stock picture
The garda alleged the victim needed stitches to a cut above her eye. Stock picture

A Dublin man accused of headbutting a woman and punching her on the ground in two separate assaults is facing trial.

David Kavanagh (31) is alleged to have left the victim with bruising to her face and needing stitches to a cut above her eye.

The accused, of Riverwood Court in Carpenterstown, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with assaulting a woman on March 19, 2018 and on April 8, 2017. He is also accused of damaging her mobile phone.

Stitches

Outlining the allegation for jurisdiction purposes, a garda witness alleged Mr Kavanagh headbutted the woman during an incident at Annaly Grove in Ongar on April 8 last year.

The garda alleged the victim needed stitches to a cut above her eye.

In the second incident, at Cherryfield View in Hartstown on March 19 last, it is alleged the victim was punched on the ground, leaving her with bruising to the face.

Judge David McHugh said he was refusing jurisdiction to deal with the charges in the district court and he adjourned the matters to a date in June.

Mr Kavanagh has not yet indicated a plea to the charges.

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