Sunday 19 November 2017

Woman had to get 10 stitches in her face after tin of beans allegedly thrown at her

Gardai also claimed Mr Valentine said
Gardai also claimed Mr Valentine said "I aimed for her"

A Dublin man allegedly left his partner needing 10 stitches to her forehead after he threw a tin of beans at her face.

Kenneth Valentine (39) is alleged to have told gardai "it's a pity I didn't blind her".

Gardai also claimed Mr Valentine said "I aimed for her".

Judge David McHugh refused bail and remanded Mr Valentine in custody for one week.

The accused appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with seriously assaulting his partner at Creston Avenue in Finglas on Monday, October 5.

Garda Zohra Smyth objected to bail, citing the seriousness of the charges.

Gda Smyth claimed Mr Valentine punched his partner "four or five times in the face", leaving her needing 10 stitches to a wound on her forehead.

Gda Smyth said Mr Valentine was interviewed and allegedly told officers "I f**ked the beans at her" and "she's lucky I didn't ram it down her throat".

She also said Mr Valentine denied punching his partner, alleging he said: "if I'd punched her I'd have caved her face in and damaged her skull".

Defence solicitor Simon Fleming had said Mr Valentine would abide by any bail conditions and have no contact with the alleged victim.

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