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Tuesday 15 October 2019

Woman 'allegedly kicked in the head after row with sister'

Jade Smith (20) has pleaded not guilty to assault
Jade Smith (20) has pleaded not guilty to assault

A young woman accused of kicking another in the head and injuring her during a row in west Dublin has pleaded not guilty to assault.

Jade Smith (20) is alleged to have attacked and injured the other woman when she intervened in a row between her and her own sister.

Outlining the prosecution's case, the prosecuting garda said it was alleged there was an altercation between the accused's sister and the other woman.

It was alleged that Ms Smith intervened on her sister's behalf and kicked the alleged victim in the head.

The prosecuting garda said the alleged victim had stated that she had had some work done to her teeth, but she was not able to supply a medical certificate.

Ms Smith, of Kilinacor, Crosskeys, Co Cavan, is charged with assault causing harm to a woman.

Remanded

The incident is alleged to have taken place at Tower Road, Clondalkin, on October 13, 2017.

When the case came before Blanchardstown District Court, defence solicitor Terence Hanahoe said a date for hearing was required.

Judge David McHugh adjourned it for hearing on a date next February.

Ms Smith was not required to address the court during the brief hearing and was remanded on continuing bail.

The prosecuting garda had previously said he arrested the accused for the purpose of charging her at Clondalkin Station.

Ms Smith made no reply after caution and was handed a copy of the charge sheet, the garda said.

The DPP directed summary disposal of the case at district court level.

Free legal aid was granted in the case.

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