Stab­bing left vic­tim need­ing 500 stitches

Irish Independent - - News - David Raleigh

TWO broth­ers have been charged in con­nec­tion with a stab­bing which left the vic­tim need­ing 500 stitches to his head, neck and back.

Daniel Harty (19) and Martin Harty (20), both of Lisheen Park, Pa­trick­swell, Co Lim­er­ick, were each charged with as­sault caus­ing harm to Sea­mus Byrnes at Church Road, Bal­ly­cum­min, on Oc­to­ber 28.

Gar­daí said the al­leged in­ci­dent was linked to a long-run­ning feud.

Dur­ing a bail ap­pli­ca­tion for Daniel Harty, Garda Dave God­frey of Roxboro Road sta­tion al­leged that “such was the ex­tent of (Mr Byrnes’s) in­juries”, that gar­daí im­me­di­ately took a “dy­ing dec­la­ra­tion” from him, and he told them who his al­leged at­tack­ers were.

He said Mr Byrnes al­leged that Daniel Harty and Martin Harty, along with third in­di­vid­ual not be­fore the court, had at­tacked him with “a knife”, “a ma­chete” and “a wooden stick”.

Judge Mary Larkin re­fused bail for Daniel Harty, re­mand­ing him in cus­tody to ap­pear be­fore Lim­er­ick Dis­trict Court via vide­olink to­day.

Martin Harty was re­manded in cus­tody to ap­pear be­fore the court for a bail ap­pli­ca­tion on the same day.

Daniel and Martin Harty were also charged with vi­o­lent dis­or­der, in which they al­legedly at­tacked Mr Byrnes with weapons in front of his wife and young child, at Punches Cross, Lim­er­ick, on Oc­to­ber 10.

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