Newcastle West Court
A Castletroy man who struck another guest at a family wedding had his case adjourned, at Newcastle West court, for a probation report and for a victim impact report.
Before the court was Trevor Carey, 10 Chesterfield Downes, Castletroy View who was charged with assault causing harm to another man at the Woodlands House Hotel on February 17 last year.
Inspector Andrew Lacey told the court that at about 3.45am, on that date, the injured party called to the room next door to his, because of noise. He was confronted by the defendant who struck him, dislocating his shoulder.
Pleading for his client, solicitor Adrian Frawley said his client was terribly upset and embarrassed about the incident.
“There was absolutely no malice involved,” he said.
All parties had been at the wedding and a considerable amount of drink had been consumed.
There had been “a bit of noise” and the guests from the room next door to Mr Carey had come to complain. “His is mortified by what has happened,” Mr Frawley said and was prepared to offer a sum to the injured party.
“The victim said he had previously dislocated his shoulder,” he pointed out.
But Mr Frawley said his client accepted that the injured party had suffered.
“He very much regrets that.”
Judge Mary Larkin said the court would be remiss if it didn’t have information about the impact on the injured party. She ordered a victim impact report and a probation report to be prepared and adjourned the case to May 10.