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Brothers arrested over alleged Christmas Day rampage that saw tractor hijacked and man ‘battered with vodka bottle’

Judge Cheatle heard that the brothers Colin Murphy and Glen Murphy, both with an address at Kyleshal, Raheendoran, Carlow, were allegedly involved in a series of incidents on Christmas night.

The Paulstown area of Kilkenny
Colin Murphy and Glen Murphy were charged with assaulting William Delaney causing him harm Contrary to Section 3 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Persons Act, 1997, on December 25 last at Ballygurteen, Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny. (Image: Google Maps)

Two brothers, one of whom allegedly used a bottle of vodka during the course of an alleged assault, were remanded in custody when they appeared before Judge John Cheatle at a special sitting of Gorey District Court on Wednesday afternoon.

Judge Cheatle heard that the brothers Colin Murphy and Glen Murphy, both with an address at Kyleshal, Raheendoran, Carlow, were allegedly involved in a series of incidents on Christmas night.

Colin Murphy and Glen Murphy were charged with assaulting William Delaney causing him harm Contrary to Section 3 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Persons Act, 1997, on December 25 last at Ballygurteen, Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny.

They were further charged with assaulting Martin Doyle on the same date at Ballygurteen causing him harm. They were also charged with using mechanically propelled vehicle at Clogrennane, Co.. Carlow, on December 22 last, without consent of owner Finian Brett.

They were also charged with, on December 25, causing damage to a motor vehicle back window, side window, wing mirror, belonging to Fiona Donnelly at Ballygarten, and with damaging two telecommunication poles to value of €1000 belonging to Eir on same date and place.

Gardai (stock image)

They were also charged with on same date and place destroying a motor vehicle by fire property of Martin Doyle.

During the course of an alleged ssault on William Delaney, Glen Murphy was further charged with producing an article capable of inflicting serious injury, a Glass Grey Goose Vodka Bottle, on December 25, at Ballygarten.

Sergeant Matthew Bhylan and Garda Timothy Tyghe gave evidence of arrest charge and caution.

They told the court that when the charges were put both defendants made no reply.

Sergt. Bhylan told the court that a tractor was taken from a field and driven along the road crashing into two EIR poles.

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