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Court hearing Pensioner (70) accused of stabbing neighbour in back with a knife

Trevor Greene is facing trial on an assault charge after a judge ruled the allegation was too serious to be dealt with at district court level.

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A man has been accused of stabbing his neighbour in the back as the alleged victim made his way home.

Trevor Greene (70) allegedly produced a short-bladed knife and stabbed the man outside his house, leaving him with a single puncture wound.

He is facing trial on an assault charge after a judge ruled the allegation was too serious to be dealt with at district court level.

The case was adjourned by Judge Brian O'Shea for further directions of the DPP.

Mr Greene, of Thomond Road, Ballyfermot, is charged with causing harm to a man.

The offence is alleged to have happened at Thomond Road last August 15.

A garda sergeant said the DPP consented to the case being dealt with summarily in the district court subject to the judge considering the issue of jurisdiction.

Outlining the prosecution's case, the sergeant said it was reported to gardaí that a man had been assaulted outside his home.

It was alleged the man had been walking towards his home when he was approached by Mr Greene, a neighbour.

According to the complainant, the accused had produced a small knife and stabbed him once in the lower back, causing a puncture wound.

The alleged victim made his way home before attending St James's Hospital for treatment for his injury. The court heard this was found to be one wound resulting from being stabbed with a short-bladed knife.

CT and MRI scans showed no major penetration of the abdominal cavity or spine.

The alleged victim had discharged himself from hospital against the advice of medical staff, the garda sergeant added.

The accused was later arrested and questioned.

Judge O'Shea said he was refusing jurisdiction having heard the summary of the proposed evidence.

He adjourned the case to next month for the DPP to give formal consent for the accused to be sent forward for trial to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

A book of evidence will then need to be prepared before Mr Greene can be sent forward.

The accused was not required to be present in court and was remanded on continuing bail in his absence.

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

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