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Saturday 22 September 2018

Man hit other with hammer, court told

A garda sergeant alleged the accused had a claw hammer in his hand, had a “gentleman in a headlock” and struck that man in the head. (Stock photo/PA)
A garda sergeant alleged the accused had a claw hammer in his hand, had a “gentleman in a headlock” and struck that man in the head. (Stock photo/PA)

A man hit another man in the head with a claw hammer on a city street, it has been alleged.

Roman Wunderlich (51) is accused of having the weapon during an incident in which he allegedly hit the man while holding him in a headlock.

Judge Bryan Smyth adjourned the case at Dublin District Court.

Mr Wunderlich, of Nugget Cottages, Bluebell, is charged with possession of a weapon.

A garda sergeant said the alleged incident happened on Dorset Street in the north inner city at 7.45pm last September 9.

Complaint

It was alleged the accused had a claw hammer in his hand, had a "gentleman in a headlock" and struck that man in the head.

There was no complaint of assault made against the accused.

The judge accepted jurisdiction to deal with the case at district court level.

A summary of the prosecution's evidence has been furnished to the defence.

Mr Wunderlich's solicitor, Tony Collier, asked for a one-month adjournment.

Judge Smyth remanded the defendant on continuing bail to a date next month to indicate how he intends pleading.

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