Four charged over attack on pizza delivery man

Limerick Courthouse
Three men and a woman appeared in court this week charged in connection with an attack on a pizza delivery man and the theft of a number of pizzas.

Three men and a woman appeared in court this week charged in connection with an attack on a pizza delivery man and the theft of a number of pizzas.

It is alleged the delivery man was stabbed in the shoulder and hand when he called to deliver a pizza to a house at the Haymarket, Cathedral Place shortly after midnight on May 17, last.

Kieran Heffernan, aged 23, with an address at Dalton Avenue, Mullingar is accused of assaulting the pizza delivery man, causing him harm. Heffernan, who also has an address in Limerick, appeared before a special sitting of Limerick Court at the weekend.

He is also charged with possession of a knife on the same date and with robbing a pizza from the alleged victim.

The defendant, who is did not apply for bail, is also charged with robbing a pizza and delivery bag from another pizza delivery man on the same 
night.

On Tuesday, two other men and a woman appeared before Limerick Court charged in connection with the same incidents.

Kieran Coughlan, aged 21, with an address at the Haymarket, Cathedral Place is accused of stealing two pizzas, which were each worth €10.

Detective Garda Fergal Hanrahan told Limerick Court he replied “I’m sorry for my actions, I’m sorry to both the victims,” when he was formally charged on MOnday night.

Solicitor Muiris Gavin said his client intends applying for bail next week and Sgt Donal Cronin indicated that gardai would be objecting to that application.

Separately, another defendant - Kathleen O’Sullivan, aged 22, of Taylor’s Cross, Fedamore - was granted bail pending directions from the DPP.

Detective Garda Deirdre Morris told Limerick Court she made no reply when she was charged with stealing two pizzas and a pizza delivery bag worth €50.

The fourth accused - William Dundon, aged 36, of Haymarket, Cathedral Place - faces two charges of robbery.

He was granted bail subject to a number conditions.

He must sign on three times a week at Henry Street garda station, obey a curfew and live at his home address. He was also ordered not to have any contact with witnesses in the case.

Judge Eugene O’Kelly was told a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to the 
incident.