25-year-old mum-to-be in Copper Face Jack’s push assault
A 25-year-old woman appeared in Dublin District Court charged with assaulting another young woman by pushing her while holding a glass.
Amy Sutton, from Tobernea Terrace in Blackrock, allegedly assaulted the woman, leaving her with facial injuries as she pushed past her at the toilets at Copperface Jack's.
Ms Sutton, who is now pregnant, She is accused of assault causing harm to the alleged victim at the club on Harcourt Street on November 30 last year.
Sergeant Zita Woods said the DPP had consented to the case being dealt with at district court level.
Outlining the prosecution's case, she said the woman (24) was walking out of the toilets when the accused allegedly pushed her to get past.
It was alleged that the defendant became aggressive and verbally abusive during the incident.
The court heard the woman suffered a cut to her nose and two to three cuts and bruising around her left eye.
"It was more a push than a direct assault," Sgt Woods said.
Judge John O'Neill noted that there was no "visual disturbance" or scar resulting from the alleged assault.
"It is alleged this lady made contact with another lady with a glass in her hand," Judge O'Neill said. "It could have been far, far worse for the alleged injured party." He accepted jurisdiction to deal with the case in the district court.
The court heard the accused was due to give birth soon.
Judge O'Neill made an order for disclosure of prosecution statements to the defence, and any CCTV evidence.
He granted legal aid after hearing the accused was currently not working and in receipt of social welfare.