Accused ‘struck woman on head’, court hears
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A young man allegedly struck a woman on the head after she tried to break up a fight between him and another man, a court has heard.
Alexandru Dumitru (22) left the woman with slight swelling to her head, it is alleged.
The accused, of Mill Court Drive, Clondalkin, is charged with seriously assaulting a woman on January 28, 2023.
Blanchardstown District Court heard the DPP had directed summary trial in the district court on the charge.
Outlining the allegation for jurisdiction purposes, Sergeant Maria Callaghan alleged there was a fight between Mr Dumitru and another man at Mill Court Drive.
Sgt Callaghan alleged the victim tried to break up the fight, but the accused grabbed her hair and hit her over the head a number of times with his hand.
She suffered slight swelling to her forehead and the back of her head, the sergeant alleged.
Judge Ciaran Liddy accepted jurisdiction to deal with the case in the district court. He ordered the disclosure of statements and adjourned the case to May. Judge Liddy assigned defence solicitor Simon Fleming on legal aid.
The accused has not yet indicated a plea to the charge