Case involving alleged broken jaw assault too serious for Portlaoise District Court

District Court Judge refuses jurisdiction in alleged assault case in Laois

Judge Catherine Staines referred it up to higher cout.

Judge Catherine Staines refused jurisdiction in an alleged assault case that came before Portlaoise District Court recently. 

David Delaney, 24, of 17 Church Street, Portlaoise is charged with assault causing harm at 24 Colliers Court, Portlaoise on July 3 this year. 

Outlining the case to decide jurisdiction Sgt JJ Kirby said it was alleged that Mr Delaney struck a person on July 3 and the person had suffered a fractured jaw. 

Judge Catherine Staines refused jurisdiction. The matter was adjourned to November 18 for preparation of a Book of Evidence. 

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