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Savage Thug who bit pregnant partner on face receives five month jail sentence for another assault

On one occasion, while she was pregnant, Fogarty came home from the pub after having had an argument, bit her on the face and flung her across the landing.


Dylan Fogarty pleaded guilty

Dylan Fogarty pleaded guilty

Dylan Fogarty pleaded guilty

A 26-year-old thug who bit victims while attacking them has been given a five month prison sentence over a separate assault.

Last November, Dubliner Dylan Fogarty, who bit a stranger "in an act of savagery" after overreacting to a minor altercation - and separately bit his own pregnant partner's face - was jailed for three years.

The court heard the thug had also threatened and harassed his now former partner in a series of phone calls.

Fogarty was back in court this week in Blanchardstown to be sentenced for assault on his former partner at an address at Ninth Lock Road, Clondalkin on October 27, 2018.

He received a five month jail sentence for this assault.

Fogarty had pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm to a man at Dame Street, Dublin on October 15, 2017.

He also pleaded guilty to assault of his former partner at his home on date in April 2019, criminal damage of a plasterboard wall at her home in June 2019 and harassment at various locations on dates between April and November 2019. He has five previous convictions.

Judge Martin Nolan said in the first offence Fogarty seemed to have over-reacted "to put it mildly" by biting and beating his victim while intoxicated after "some small altercation".

He said in the second set of offences he had assaulted, harassed and terrorised his ex-partner. He said Fogarty appeared to have great difficulty with anger control when drinking or taking drugs.

Judge Nolan imposed concurrent sentences totalling three years in relation to all the offences. He ordered Fogarty not to have contact with his former partner for a period of 10 years.

Garda Gareth Mitchell told Grainne O'Neill BL, prosecuting, that the male victim was on his way home in the early hours of the morning when he saw a man arguing with another person.

He said the next thing he recalled was being on the ground and shouting at a man to get off his neck. The victim had been punched and bitten with a piece of flesh missing from his neck.

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The man initially thought it was a superficial wound but later attended for medical attention where he was treated for a fractured nose and referred to a plastic surgeon.

Fogarty was identified as the assailant from CCTV footage of the incident.

Garda Mitchell agreed with Emmet Nolan BL, defending, that the victim had bumped off Fogarty's companion in a minor way and Fogarty reacted in an unacceptable manner. The garda agreed alcohol was a significant factor.

The court heard in relation to the second set of offences that Fogarty's former partner described him as quite controlling after she moved in with him. She said he had drink and drug problems which caused him to be more aggressive.

On one occasion, while she was pregnant, Fogarty came home from the pub after having had an argument, bit her on the face and flung her across the landing.

On another date he punched a hole in the wall of her mother's house.

The court heard he made a series of phone calls to her in which he made threats, including to burn her or her mother's home. She was in fear, believing the threats would be carried out.

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