Assault accused in plea for bail
A MAN WHO previously fled to England and stands accused of assault causing harm, was asked to come up with an independent surety for his bail at Bray District Court last week.
Edward McCormack, who previously lived at 42 Connawood Drive, Old Connaught Avenue, has no fixed abode the court heard, as he has been in custody since the alleged offence at the end of August.
The court heard that the alleged injured party also lives at 42 Old Connawood Drive. Gardai, objecting to bail, said that McCormack, aged 69, has no family or friends in the area and fled to England on a previous occasion. The alleged injured party, who is at the moment recovering from her injuries, would be in fear at his release, the court heard.
McCormack’s solicitor said that he has never been in trouble before, and would be willing to hand in his passport and sign in daily.
Judge Murrough Connellan put the matter back to October 16.