Man ‘stabbed ex-partner in hand with kitchen knife’, court hears
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Afather-of-three has appeared in court accused of assaulting his ex-partner by stabbing her in the hand with a kitchen knife during an argument.
The man, who is in his 40s, denied the assault, claiming that he was using the knife as he was making toast. Judge Dermot Dempsey remanded the man on bail and adjourned the case to a date in February for DPP’s directions on the charge.
The accused appeared before Swords District Court charged with seriously assaulting his former partner on December 17, 2022.
The prosecuting garda told the court the alleged injured party had claimed there had been a row in the kitchen around 10am, and that her ex-partner had attacked her with a knife.
The man allegedly left her with a small cut to the hand as she was defending herself. She did not require medical attention, the court heard. Gardaí alleged that the woman was living in fear of her ex-partner.
The knife had also been seized, and there had been bloodstains in the kitchen, the garda alleged.
Defence solicitor Fiona D’Arcy said her client, a father-of-three, was willing to abide by any bail conditions.
He denied the assault, and claimed he was making toast with the knife.
Judge Dempsey ordered the accused to live with his mother, to sign on at his local garda station and to have no contact with the alleged injured party.