Man stabbed in the head during Limerick attack on New Year’s Day

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Limerick District Court

Limerick District Court

A FILE is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in the case of a young man who is accused of stabbing another man in the head on New Year's Day in Limerick.

Francis Casey, aged 26, of Clonlong Halting Site, Southill has been charged with assault causing harm following an incident which is alleged to have happened at the halting site where he lives during the early hours of January 1.

While the injuries were not life-threatening, the victim, who is also aged in his mid-20s, was treated at University Hospital Limerick following the incident.

The defendant was remanded in custody after gardai objected to a bail application when he was brought before a special court sitting a number of days after the incident.

During a review of the case, Sergeant Donal Cronin said investigations are ongoing and that directions were not yet available from the DPP.

The defendant was remanded in continuing custody and is due to appear before the court again later this month.