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Leeanne Smithers had a book of evidence served on her

Leeanne Smithers had a book of evidence served on her

Leeanne Smithers had a book of evidence served on her

A Dublin woman has been sent for trial accused of assaulting and injuring a man at a city centre train station.

Leeanne Smithers (38) had a book of evidence served on her at Dublin District Court.

Judge Bryan Smyth sent her forward for trial to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Ms Smithers, of Gardiner Street Flats in the north inner city, is charged with assault causing harm to a man.

The offence is alleged to have happened at Heuston Station on January 17, 2018.

State solicitor Edward Flynn told Judge Smyth the DPP was consenting to the accused being sent forward for trial to the present sittings of the circuit court, and a book of evidence had been served on Ms Smithers.

The court heard the accused was on bail but the prosecution no longer required her to sign on daily at Store Street Garda Station.

Objection

The judge granted bail going forward in the accused's own bond of €250, with no cash lodgement required.

He also granted free legal aid to cover a solicitor and barrister in the circuit court after defence solicitor Matthew De Courcy said his client's financial circumstances had not changed since her last court appearance.

There was no garda objection to continued bail or legal aid.

Judge Smyth ordered the prosecution to furnish the defence with copies of Ms Smithers' garda interview video.

He then gave the accused the formal warning that she had 14 days to provide any alibi details to the prosecution.

Asked if she understood this, she said "I do." She was remanded on bail to appear in the circuit court on July 24.

The charge against her is under Section 3 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act.