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A NUM­BER OF PEO­PLE ac­cused of a bru­tal at­tack on a Bray man us­ing a hatchet, golf clubs and snooker cues out­side his Old Con­naught View home last March, were all granted bail at Bray District Court last week.

Gar­daí ar­rested Wes­ley O’Brien, 32 Ash­lawn Court; Sean O’Con­nell, 7 Cro­nan’s Road; Dy­lan Nealan, 17 Thorn­hill View, and Emma O’Brien, 2 The Wil­lows, Di­a­mond Val­ley – all be­fore 10 a.m. on Thurs­day morn­ing.

They were charged with ‘in­ten­tion­ally or reck­lessly caus­ing harm to Michael Con­nors of 30 Old Con­naught View,’ as well as with car­ry­ing of­fen­sive weapons.

Each de­fen­dant is sub­ject to a num­ber of bail con­di­tions, in­clud­ing a cur­few of 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. They must also stay away from wit­nesses in the case, in­clud­ing the vic­tim and a child who also saw the al­leged at­tack.

Gar­daí raised no ob­jec­tion to bail but asked that they each pro­vide an in­de­pen­dent surety for bail of €300 as well as their own bond of € 300. They were all re­manded to a Novem­ber date for the pro­duc­tion of the book of ev­i­dence at Bray District Court. Michael Con­nors was at­tacked by a gang of youths out­side his home on the night of Satur­day, March 14, 2009. He sus­tained nu­mer­ous in­juries, in­clud­ing frac­tures and stab wounds.

The child who wit­nessed the on­slaught suf­fered night­mares af­ter the at­tack. On­look­ers feared that the man had died, so se­vere was the beat­ing. He made a full re­cov­ery.

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