TWO men have appeared before Limerick Court charged in connection with an incident during which a man was stabbed in the face.
John Bardon, aged 26, of Catherine Street, Limerick and Craig McMahon, aged 24, who has an address at Parnell Street are accused of committing violent disorder at Parnell Street on March 16, last.
It is alleged that a man in his 30s sustained serious facial injuries during the disturbance, which happened at around 6.40pm. Due to the seriousness of his injuries, he was treated at University Hospital, Galway following the incident.
This morning, Detective Garda Brian O’Connor gave evidence of arresting the defendants last evening and he told the court that neither of them made any reply when they were formally charged.
Both men were granted free legal aid by Judge Eugene O’Kelly and solicitors John Devane and Andrew D’Arcy were assigned to represent Mr Bardon and Mr McMahon respectively.
During the brief hearing, Sergeant Donal Cronin said there was no garda objection to bail but he requested that a number of conditions be imposed.
The defendants must sign on three times a week, obey a curfew and live at their home addresses.
They were also ordered not to associate with each other or with two other named individuals.
A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and the case was adjourned to June 18, next for directions.
Two other men who were arrested yesterday, were released without charge late last night.