Assault case adjourned
A man who was convicted of assaulting a woman, causing her harm, in Dundalk nearly two years ago had his case adjourned at the district court last week after the judge was told the Probation Service is considering him for a programme they run.
Francis Trimble, (38), 12 Farndreg, Dundalk, pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to a woman on the Carrick Road on August 3 2014. The case had been adjourned to last week where solicitor Peter Lavery told Judge Flann Brennan his colleague, Judge Conal Gibbons, had heard the case last year. The defendant had been remanded on continuing bail for a probation report to be prepared, which, Mr Lavery said, was available.
Mr Lavery said the dates for the Probation Service-run programme, for which Trimble’s suitability is to be assessed, are not yet available. The solicitor said he had spoken to the probation officer before court that morning and he was suggesting that the case goes back to Judge Gibbons.
The court was told that Trimble needs to be assessed for the course and Judge Brennan adjourned the case to March 15.