Man remanded in custody on serious assault charge

Wednesday, 8th August, 2018 1:11pm

Man remanded in custody on serious assault charge

Trim Courthouse.

A 31-year-old Co Cavan man was refused bail when he appeared in custody at Trim District Court yesterday (Tuesday) charged in connection with an alleged assault on a Garda in Co Cavan on Monday.
Kevin King of Drumnaveil, Cootehill, was charged with assault causing harm and engaging in threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour at Drumnaveil on August 6. Sergeant Tom Mahon told Judge Conal Gibbons that there would be an objection to bail.
Garda Joseph Glacken outlined reasons why he was objecting to bail.
Defending solicitor Padraig Murray said that his client would give an undertaking to sign on twice a day at a designated Garda station; that he had no passport and that he would not apply for one or for travel documents. He was also prepared to offer a €500 bail surety. The accused told the judge that his partner was willing to offer bail for him but Sergeant Mahon said that this would not be acceptable.
The judge remanded the accused in custody to Cloverhill Prison to next Tuesday, August 14. Free legal aid was granted.

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