trial over alleged ATTACK OUTSIDE CLUB
A DUBLIN man is facing trial for allegedly attacking and injuring another man at a city nightclub, leaving him "permanently scarred".
Sean Enright (33) is accused of punching and kicking the 43-year-old man on the ground outside Lillie's Bordello.
At Dublin District Court, Judge Michael Walsh remarked that the alleged victim, whose lip was scarred, had suffered "permanent disfigurement". He ruled that the case was too serious to be dealt with in the district court and adjourned it for the preparation of a book of evidence.
Mr Enright, with an address at Rusheeny Manor, Clonsilla, is charged with assault causing harm to a man at Lillie's Bordello, Grafton Street on December 17, 2011.
The court heard it was alleged that the man was outside the premises when the accused came out and knocked him to the ground.
The prosecution alleged Mr Enright "kicked and punched him a number of times" while he was on the ground.
The defendant would maintain he himself was headbutted in an earlier incident and was left with a scar on his eyebrow, his solicitor Yvonne Bambury said.
A State solicitor said this was not accepted by the prosecution.
Judge Walsh noted the alleged victim suffered a deep laceration to his upper lip and the scar remained three years later.
He remanded the defendant on continuing bail.