Stabbing accused charged with attempted murder in Limerick

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Stabbing accused charged with attempted murder in Limerick

Gardai at the scene of last year’s stabbing incident in Caherdavin  Picture: Adrian Butler

A MAN who is accused of stabbing another man in the head last summer is facing trial before the Central Criminal Court after he was charged with attempted murder.

Thomas Power, 27, who has an address at Johnsgate Village, Limerick was previously charged with assault following incident which happened at a green area at Woodbine Avenue, Caherdavin in the early hours of August 20, last.

The 23-year-old victim sustained life-threatening injuries and was treated at Cork University Hospital (CUH) following the incident which happened just hours after Limerick’s historic victory over Galway in the All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park.

Mr Power, who is represented by solicitor Michael O’Donnell, was previously charged with assault causing harm. The attempted murder charge was preferred by gardai earlier this month on the instructions of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Sergeant Sean Murray has confirmed the matter is to proceed on indictment before the Central Criminal Court.

The defendant is also charged under the Non Fatal Offences Act with assaulting another young man, causing him harm, at the same location on the same date.

While that man, who is aged 23, was also treated at CUH his injuries were not as serious.

The defendant, who has been granted conditional bail by the High Court, is due to appear before Limerick District Court again next week.

Once the book of evidence is completed and served on Mr Power, the case will then be sent forward for trial. The matter is due before Limerick District Court again next week for a procedural hearing.