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case adjourned Man accused of assaulting woman said he would 'burn down' her house, court told


Cain Hutch allegedly threatened to burn the house down

Cain Hutch allegedly threatened to burn the house down

Cain Hutch allegedly threatened to burn the house down

A YOUNG man accused of punching a woman in the face and threatening to "burn her house down" has been given more time to decide on a plea.

Cain Hutch (22) is alleged to have assaulted the woman and made the threat after kicking her front door in.

His case was adjourned after a judge accepted jurisdiction to allow it to remain in Dublin District Court.

Mr Hutch, of Berryfield Road, Finglas, is charged with assault causing harm on June 26, 2020.

He is also charged with public intoxication, threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour and resisting gardaí, all at Sean O'Casey Avenue in the north inner city.

On the latest court date, Judge Bryan Smyth read a medical report that said the woman had made a recovery.

When he accepted jurisdiction, defence solicitor Michele Finan said she had received disclosure of prosecution statements and needed time to take instructions from the accused.

Mr Hutch was remanded on continuing bail, to appear in court again on a date later this month.

Previously, it was alleged he forced his way into the property by kicking the door.

It was alleged the door hit the woman in the face and she then tried to defend herself but the accused punched her in the face and threatened to burn the house down.

The woman suffered concussion, migraines, problems with her vision and severe bruising to the face and head.

A criminal damage charge was withdrawn.

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