Guilty plea following Limerick city stabbing which left man fighting for life

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

A TWENTY-FIVE year-old has pleaded guilty to charges relating to a serious stabbing incident near the city centre which left another man fighting for his life in hospital.

A TWENTY-FIVE year-old has pleaded guilty to charges relating to a serious stabbing incident near the city centre which left another man fighting for his life in hospital.

Gary Whelan who has an address at on Cecil Street, pleaded guilty to assaulting Raymond Constable causing him harm at the junction of Lady’s Lane and Parnell Street on October 27, 2011.

The victim sustained serious injuries when he was stabbed in the face by Whelan during the altercation near Colbert Station at around 3.30pm. He was treated at the Mid Western Regional Hospital following the incident when he spent several days in intensive care.

when he was formally arraigned at Limerick Circuit Court, Whelan also pleaded guilty to possession of a knife in suspicious circumstances on the date of the offence.

After he entered his guilty pleas, Pay Whyms BL requested a sentencing date next week.

John O’Sullivan BL, prosecuting, did not object to the application and Judge Carroll Moran remanded Whelan in continuing custody until May 23, next.