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During the incident, the victim fell to the ground and sprained her wrist as she hit the floor.

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Dublin Circuit Criminal Court (Niall Carson/PA)

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court (Niall Carson/PA)

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court (Niall Carson/PA)

A MAN who used a woman as a human shield when he came under attack from a man with a hurley has received a suspended prison sentence.

Dale Lawlor (25) and another man ran into a convenience store in Tallaght and were chased by five men, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard.

One of these men, Craig Courtney (25), of Avonbeg Gardens, Tallaght, was swinging the hurley.

He cornered Lawlor, who hid behind a female shop worker and used her "as a human shield", said John Berry, prosecuting.

Lawlor and the victim fell to the ground and Courtney swung the hurley and struck the woman on the head.

She sprained her wrist as she hit the floor and suffered concussion from the blow to the head, Mr Berry said.

Lawlor, of Tymonville Road, Tallaght, pleaded guilty to assault causing harm at Centra in Tallaght on April 6, 2017.

The court heard he had brought €2,000 with him for the victim.

Sentencing him, Judge Melanie Greally suspended a prison term of 18 months.

Courtney received a suspended sentence of two-and-a-half years last month after pleading guilty to assault causing harm.

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