This was a Horrific Assault, with a Hammer?

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HAMMER CHARGE 

Man, 38, appears in court charged in connection with hammer attack which left a mother and son seriously injured

  • 18:34, 29 Jul 2022
  • Updated: 18:34, 29 Jul 2022

A MAN has been charged after a hammer attack in which a mother and son were seriously injured.

Ian Horgan, 38, appeared at Cork District Court today.

Ian Horgan has been charged in connection with a hammer attack that left a mother and son seriously injured
Ian Horgan has been charged in connection with a hammer attack that left a mother and son seriously injuredCredit: Press 22
Horgan appeared before the Cork District Court
Horgan appeared before the Cork District CourtCredit: Alamy

He’s accused of assault causing harm to Mary O’Callaghan, in her 60s, and ­son Hassan Baker, 29.

They were both taken to Cork University Hospital to be treated for their injuries, with Mr Baker left in a critical condition.

Horgan was also charged with aggravated burglary and production of an article — namely a hammer.

All the alleged offences occurred on the afternoon of March 26 at a property at McCurtain Villas, on the southside of Cork city.

Det Sgt Mick O’Halloran gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution.

The court heard that Horgan made no reply when the charges were put to him under caution.

Gardai applied to have Horgan remanded for a week ahead of directions off the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Horgan’s lawyer, Frank Buttimer, said he had no plan to make a bail application at this stage.

Judge Olann Kelleher granted free legal aid to ­Horgan, formerly of the The Hermitage in Macroom and Ballincollig, Co Cork.

He remanded Horgan in custody. The accused will appear before the court again on August 5 by video link.

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