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Father and son charged with assault

Father and son charged with assault

An Armagh man and his son will stand trial in October for assaulting a man in Monaghan last year.

Eugene Hanratty Senior (57) of Castleblaney Road, Crossmaglen and Eugene Hanratty Junior (34) of Dundalk Road, Armagh were charged in the District Court with assault causing harm of Martin McAllister in Castleblaney, Co Monaghan on November 24, 2012.

Their trial was due to begin this week at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court but couldn't proceed for “particular reasons” according to defence counsel Tony McGillicuddy BL.

Judge Sarah Berkeley set down a new trial date for October 25 next. She also scheduled a pre-trial hearing for June 28, 2016.