Man accused of hitting ‘ex’ with frying pan at Limerick apartment

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Two men have been charged with falsely imprisoning a Limerick teenager
A US national was granted bail after he appeared in court charged with hitting his former girlfriend with a frying pan at an apartment in the city nearly two years ago.

A US national was granted bail after he appeared in court charged with hitting his former girlfriend with a frying pan at an apartment in the city nearly two years ago.

Limerick District Court was told the 19-year-old was arrested at a hostel in West Clare last week and that he made no reply when he was charged with assault.

Opposing a bail application, Garda Demot Cummins said it will be alleged the defendant struck the woman with a frying pan at the couple’s then home at an apartment at Steamboat Quay on September 8, 2013.

It is further alleged that he struck her with the tubular section of a vacuum cleaner on the same date.

While the defendant left the apartment following the alleged assault, he presented himself at Henry Street garda station a number of hours later where it is alleged he made full admissions.

However, because he was a juvenile at the time he was released without charge pending directions from the DPP.

Garda Cummins said the man left the jurisdiction a number of days later - informing gardai that he did not intend coming back.

Solicitor Sarah Ryan said her client returned a number of months later and that until his arrest, he had been living with the alleged victim - with whom he has a young son.

Despite garda objections, the defendant, who is to stand trial on indictment, was granted bail subject to a number of conditions.

He was ordered to stay away from the alleged party and he must live at a hostel - in a town away from she currently lives.

He was also ordered to surrender his passport to gardai.