Limerick man in court over southside attack

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

The Mr Price store outside the Roxboro SC, where the alleged incident took place. Picture: Mike Cowhey
A SECURITY guard in his 30s was hospitalised following an attack on the southside at the weekend.

A SECURITY guard in his 30s was hospitalised following an attack on the southside at the weekend.

An 18-year-old will appear in court this Tuesday after being charged in connection with the incident which is alleged to have occurred at the Mr Price store outside the Roxboro Shopping Centre at around 7.30pm last Friday.

Ryan Kelly, of no fixed abode, but with previous addresses in St Mary’s Park, is charged with assault causing harm.

A special sitting of Limerick District Court also heard the man is facing charges of possession of a knife with intent to cause injury.

The security guard was rushed to the Mid-Western Regional Holiday following the attack, after sustaining stab wounds to his thigh.

Garda Barry Moylan, Roxboro Road, confirmed Kelly was arrested a short time later.

Defence Solicitor Sarah Ryan was assigned and applied for bail on behalf of her client.

This was objected to by the State on a number of grounds including the serious nature of the charges.

Judge Aeneas McCarthy refused bail and remanded the accused in custody to Limerick Prison to appear before Limerick District Court again on Tuesday via video link.

A number of people were asked to leave the court by Judge McCarthy during the brief hearing after openly shouting during proceedings.

An apology was subsequently made to the Judge.