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Jessica and Lisa Adams were allegedly involved in club row

Jessica and Lisa Adams were allegedly involved in club row

Jessica and Lisa Adams were allegedly involved in club row

A mother and daughter have been charged over a nightclub assault in which a woman was allegedly repeatedly hit in the face with the heel of a shoe.

Jessica Adams (19) is accused of using her shoe to deliver multiple blows to the clubber's face after an earlier row between her mother Lisa Adams (36) and the same woman.

They are both denying assaulting the woman, who a court heard suffered scrapes and bruising.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the case at Blanchardstown District Court for hearing in March.

The accused, from Russell Lane, Russell Square, Tallaght, are each charged with assault causing harm to the woman at Buzz nightclub, Red Cow Hotel, Naas Road, Clondalkin, on January 5 last year.

The charges against the accused are under Section 3 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act.

Garda Sergeant Maria Callaghan said the DPP was consenting to summary disposal of the case at district court level, subject to the judge considering the issue of jurisdiction.

In a summary of the allegations, Sgt Callaghan said the woman was approached by Lisa Adams on the night and there was an altercation between them.

Lisa Adams waved her fists at the alleged victim and threatened her before the accused's husband walked in between the two women and escorted his wife away from the area, Sgt Callaghan said.

It was alleged that later on the woman was grabbed from behind by the hair.

Jessica Adams then hit the woman with the heel of her shoe a number of times in the face, the prosecution would allege.

A medical report was submitted to the court, and this showed a scrape below the alleged victim's right lower eyelid and swelling in the area.

Fracture

There was also swelling to the temple, but there was no fracture, Sgt Callaghan said.

Reading the medical report and noting that they were "soft tissue injuries" with "no sequelae", the judge accepted jurisdiction to deal with the case, allowing it to be heard in the district court.

The accused were both present in court, and defence barrister Ciaran MacLoughlin said they were "seeking a date for hearing".

Disclosure had already been provided by the prosecution, he said.

The case was adjourned.


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