Man denied bail after stabbing, blackmail and robbery arrest
• 15 Apr 2023
A FATHER OF one has been denied bail after gardai charged him over the stabbing of a man in the face and body and attempted blackmail of a woman at knifepoint in Dublin.
Man denied bail after stabbing, blackmail and robbery arrest© RollingNews
Robert Griffin, 37, of Mary Aikenhead House, Dublin 8, was arrested following an incident in which his partner’s father was allegedly stabbed, tyres slashed and a demand for money was made in the capital’s north side on Thursday.
He faced objections to bail when he appeared at Dublin District Court today, facing six charges from the same incident.
Garda Ann Daly voiced witness intimidation fears and cited the seriousness of the allegations.
She told a contested bail hearing the accused was charged with assault causing harm to his partner’s father, robbery, blackmail by demanding money with menaces, criminal damage and possessing a bread knife and a flick knife as weapons.
Garda Daly said the man was “stabbed in the face” and suffered “two stab punctures to the ribs and chest”.
Four tyres on his car were also slashed.
Griffin allegedly blackmailed a woman with a demand for €200 or he would delete a video from his phone.
In addition, it was alleged that a knife was held to the throat of one of the complainants.