Limerick man accused of assaulting two gardai

Limerick Courthouse, Merchant's Quay 11-12-12
A LIMERICK man was remanded in custody after he appeared in court accused of assaulting two gardai in the cell area of Limerick courthouse.

A LIMERICK man was remanded in custody after he appeared in court accused of assaulting two gardai in the cell area of Limerick courthouse.

Dean Price, aged 25, of Sean Heuston Place is also charged under the provisions of the Public Order Act with obstructing gardai during the incident at the courthouse on Merchant’s Quay on October 24, 2012.

Price is accused of assaulting Garda Richie Quigley by kicking him in the leg and he is also accused of assaulting Garda Wayne O’Callaghan causing him harm.

Sgt Dermot Keating, who told Limerick court Price made no reply, when he was formally charged.

Outlining the alleged facts of the case, Sgt Keating said it is prosecution case that price bit Garda O’Callaghan in the hand and that he “broke the skin” during the assault.

Sgt Donal Cronin told the court a file had been forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to the incident and that she had consented to the matter being dealt with in the district court.

Judge Eugene O’Kelly granted the defendant free legal aid and he adjourned the case until April 30, next.

The judge granted an application, made by solicitor John Devane, for disclosure of evidence in the case.