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Michael Gaffney is charged with assault causing harm

Michael Gaffney is charged with assault causing harm

Michael Gaffney is charged with assault causing harm

A Dublin man has admitted attacking his neighbour with a wooden brush and breaking his nose.

Michael Gaffney (31) struck the man several times in the face in an assault at an apartment building in the north of the city.

He was sent forward for sentence when he appeared in Dublin District Court.

Gaffney, with an address at Court View, Castle Avenue, Clontarf, is charged with assault causing harm and producing a wooden brush in the course of a dispute on May 5 last year.

A State solicitor said the DPP was consenting to the accused being sent forward to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on a date next month.

Plea The court heard Gaffney was being sent forward on a signed plea of guilty.

Judge Bryan Smyth granted free legal aid to defence solicitor John Shanley to cover one barrister in the circuit court.

The accused ackowledged his signature and thanked the judge.

Previously, Garda Richard Hennessy said he went to Castle Avenue, Clontarf on May 5 last year and saw the victim had injuries.

The victim complained that he had been struck with a wooden brush in an attack.

The accused had struck the victim with several punches to the face and the man suffered a broken nose, he said.

The victim went to the Mater Hospital but refused to stay to be treated for his injuries.

Gda Hennessy said he later contacted the victim and arranged for him to go back to the hospital.

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