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Attack accusation Clubber 'struck on head with high-heeled shoe' and 'hit with handbag', court hears

She saw the accused in the club and smiled at them but had no further contact with them and left the club, the garda said.

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Garda objected to bail on the grounds Mr Phillips would not turn up to his court hearing if he were released

Garda objected to bail on the grounds Mr Phillips would not turn up to his court hearing if he were released

Garda objected to bail on the grounds Mr Phillips would not turn up to his court hearing if he were released

TWO women have been accused of attacking a nightclubber who was struck on the head with a shoe and pulled to the ground by the hair before being punched, kicked and hit with a handbag.

Rachel Parkes (27) and Emma McKnight (27) are alleged to have assaulted the woman on the street after she smiled at them in a Dublin city centre club.

They are pleading not guilty to assault charges and their cases were adjourned at Dublin District Court for hearing next year.

Ms Parkes, of Montpelier Park, Infirmary Road, Dublin 7, and Ms McKnight of Craigie Court, Finglas, are both charged with assault causing harm to the woman on February 8, 2019.

When the case came before Judge Smyth, jurisdiction had already been accepted for Ms Parkes' case to be dealt with in the district court.

The judge asked for an outline of the facts so he could also consider jurisdiction for Ms McKnight.

A garda said the alleged victim was at the Living Room nightclub at Cathal Brugha Street on the night.

She saw the accused in the club and smiled at them but had no further contact with them and left the club, the garda said.

She walked to O'Connell Street and was standing at the entrance to the Gresham Hotel when she came into contact with the accused, the court heard.

It was alleged Ms Parkes struck the woman in the back of the head with a high-heeled shoe.

The garda said it would be the prosecution's case that Ms McKnight pulled the woman to the ground by the hair, striking her on the head with a handbag and punching and kicking her.

The alleged victim went to her GP the following morning and reported the incident to gardaí.

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She suffered cuts to her head and her hair extensions were pulled from her scalp, while she also had bruising to both legs, sore shoulders and a stiff neck.

There were also follow-up appointments for counselling.

She had since made a good recovery, the garda said.

The court heard there would be CCTV evidence.

Judge Smyth accepted jurisdiction to deal with the case in the district court.

He adjourned the case to a date in April 2022 for hearing.

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