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CCTV evidence Man 'will dispute' allegation that he hit a man who fell and injured hand in row over parking space


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A DUBLIN man is to dispute an allegation that he hit a man who fell and injured his hand in a row over parking in a designated taxi space.

Alan Cushen's defence asked for CCTV evidence to be furnished and the case was adjourned at Blanchardstown District Court. Mr Cushen (34), of Riversdale Road, Clondalkin, is charged with assaulting the man, causing him harm.

The charge is under Section 3 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act.

Garda Sergeant Maria Callaghan told Judge David McHugh the alleged injured party complained that he was assaulted during a dispute that related to parking in a designated taxi spot at Main Street, Clondalkin, on June 19, 2021.

The man told gardaí he was hit by the accused and fell to the ground, suffering three small cuts to his hand and a grazed palm. Leonard Leader, for the accused, said his client "will dispute those facts".

Disclosure of prosecution statements was awaited by the defence and Mr Leader also asked for CCTV footage, after Sgt Callaghan said this would be available.

Judge McHugh made the disclosure order but warned that CCTV could be a "double-edged sword" that could destroy or win a case "depending on which side you are on".

Mr Cushen did not have to be in court for the brief hearing.

He was remanded on continuing bail to a date in March.

Jurisdiction was previously accepted for the case to be heard in the district court.

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