Sunday 19 January 2020

Man's shoulder dislocated in alleged assault, court told

It was alleged the accused took items worth €22 and passed all points of payment. Stock picture
It was alleged the accused took items worth €22 and passed all points of payment. Stock picture

A Dublin man is alleged to have attacked a supermarket security guard who stopped him for alleged shoplifting, slamming the man into a display and dislocating his shoulder.

Harry McDonagh (29) is also alleged to have repeatedly punched the shop worker in the face as he was being escorted back into the store.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the case at Blanchardstown District Court for the production of a medical report.

Mr McDonagh, of Pearse House, Pearse Street, in the south city centre, is charged with assault causing harm at Dunnes Stores, Mill Shopping Centre, Clondalkin. He is also charged with theft of groceries.

The DPP directed summary disposal of the case at district court level subject to a judge accepting jurisdiction.

Punched

Garda Sergeant Maria Callaghan said the incident happened at noon last April 26.

It was alleged the accused took items worth €22 and passed all points of payment.

He was approached by the security guard, who escorted Mr McDonagh back into the store.

It was alleged that the accused struck the security man in the face, causing a cut near his eye, before slamming him against a display shelf, causing a dislocation to the man's left shoulder.

He was also alleged to have punched him a number of times in the face before other staff intervened. The alleged victim attended hospital for treatment.

Judge McHugh said he would have to see a medical report before deciding on the issue of jurisdiction.

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