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Alleged attack Man allegedly kicked door in, assaulted woman and threatened to 'burn house down', court told

He is also charged with public intoxication, threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour and resisting garda officers at Sean O’Casey Avenue, Dublin 1.

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Cain Hutch of Berryfield Road, Finglas, charged with assault causing harm.

Cain Hutch of Berryfield Road, Finglas, charged with assault causing harm.

Cain Hutch of Berryfield Road, Finglas, charged with assault causing harm.

A YOUNG man is alleged to have kicked a woman’s front door in, punched her in the face when she tried to defend herself and threatened to “burn her house down."

Cain Hutch (22) is accused of injuring the woman, who was also hit with the door when it opened and suffered concussion and vision problems after the alleged attack, a court heard.

Judge Bryan Smyth deferred a decision on a court venue for the case, saying he needed to see further medical evidence.

Mr Hutch, with an address at Berryfield Road, Finglas, appeared before Dublin District Court charged with assault causing harm to a woman in an incident last June 26.

He is also charged with public intoxication, threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour and resisting garda officers at Sean O’Casey Avenue, Dublin 1.

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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

Garda Sarah Jane Frewen said the accused made no reply when charged, and the DPP consented to the case being dealt with summarily at district court level.

Judge Smyth asked for an outline of the prosecution’s case in the assault charge so he could consider the issue of jurisdiction.

Gda Frewen said it was claimed that the accused forced his way in to the property by kicking in 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 and threatened to burn the house down. The prosecution would say he then fled.

The woman suffered concussion, migraines, problems with her vision and severe bruising to the face and head, the court heard. The public order charges arose from the same alleged incident.

Mr Hutch had also been charged with criminal damage, but that was withdrawn.

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Clinical notes were handed in to court, but there had also been a follow-up medical report which was not available.

Judge Smyth said he would need to see it.

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