Limerick man to stand trial following violent daytime assault

Limerick man to stand trial following violent daytime assault

The Courthouse, Mulgrave Street

A MAN who is charged in connection with a violent attack in Limerick during which another man sustained serious injuries is to stand trial at the circuit court.

Liam Higgins, aged 49, of no fixed abode, is accused of assaulting Anthony O’Donovan at Garryglass Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston on November 1, last.

The 30-year-old victim sustained a number of serious injuries to one of his hands as a result of the assault, which happened shortly before 12.30pm.

Gardai believe incident was connected with a local dispute which had erupted in the locality a number of months earlier.

It is alleged the defendant was one of three men who got out of a car and set upon Mr O’Donovan who had been walking with his girlfriend.

The victim was initially treated at University Hospital Limerick before being transferred to Cork University Hospital where he was treated by a plastic surgeon.

Previously, Limerick District Court was told Mr O’Donovan also sustained significant lacerations to his scalp, lower back, thigh and to his abdomen.

Having hearing heard evidence from Detective Garda Paul Crowley that he had served a copy of the book of evidence on the defendant, Judge Marian O’Leary formally sent the matter forward to the present sittings of Limerick District Court.

If the matter is to be contested, it is unlikely to be heard until early next year.

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