EN­NIS­COR­THY MAN MUST PAY €4,000 TO AS­SAULT VIC­TIM

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS -

De­nis Red­mond from 44 Fa­ther Mur­phy Park, En­nis­cor­thy was told to come up with €4,000 compensation for the man he knocked out and left with a per­fo­rated ear-drum.

The 25-year-old un­em­ployed labourer pleaded guilty to as­sault­ing Dar­ren Ke­hoe at St John’s Vil­las on July 3 last year.

The mat­ter was in­ves­ti­gated by Garda Philip McGrath who con­firmed that the in­jured party was knocked the ground.

As well as the dam­aged ear, he sus­tained cuts and bruises, along with a frac­ture at the base of his skull.

At­tend­ing the Dis­trict Court sit­ting at Wex­ford, Ke­hoe told Judge Ger­ard Haughton he lost out on two weeks work as an elec­tri­cian.

He also con­firmed that the ear-drum took six months to re­pair it­self.

De­fend­ing solic­i­tor John O’Leary sug­gested that drink had been taken on the oc­ca­sion and that most of the dam­age was caused when Ke­hoe’s head hit the path.

The judge pointed out that, if Red­mond had put aside €20 a week since the in­ci­dent, he would have been able to come to court with €1,000.

The de­fen­dant was told that he had a prom­ise of full time em­ploy­ment and the case was put back to Novem­ber 1 to allow him come up with firm compensation pro­pos­als.

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