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Gavin Quinn was charged

Gavin Quinn was charged

Gavin Quinn was charged

A second man has been charged with attempting to murder a garda who suffered slash wounds to his head on a Dublin street.

Gavin Quinn (26) has appeared in court charged in connection with an assault on the officer, who was cut from his hairline to the crown of his head after going to the aid of an injured man.

Judge John Hughes remanded the accused in custody for the preparation of a book of evidence.

Mr Quinn, of Tyrone Place, Inchicore, is charged with attempting to murder Garda Alan Murphy at St Vincent's Street West, Inchicore, last March 30.

He is also accused of garda obstruction.

Detective Sergeant Brian Hoey told Dublin District Court that Mr Quinn made no reply to either charge after caution.

He was handed copies of the charge sheets.

Knife

Det Sgt Hoey said the DPP had directed trial on indictment at the Central Criminal Court.

Defence solicitor Matt- hew de Courcy consented to the accused being remanded in custody, to appear at Cloverhill District Court by video link on June 10, for the preparation of a book of evidence.

Mr Quinn is the second man to be charged with obstruction and attempting to murder Gda Murphy.

His brother, Lee Quinn, of Keeper Road, Drimnagh, has already been charged with the same offences as well as possession of a knife and assaulting the garda.

At an earlier bail hearing in Lee Quinn's case, the court was told gardai were called to a reported stabbing at Tyrone Place at around 2.30am on March 30.

On arrival, Gda Murphy found a man with stab wounds to the left side of his torso and spoke to him.

It was alleged the garda was subsequently assaulted with a knife and sustained a cut to his head.

Lee Quinn is due to appear in court next month.