Bail for man (22) accused of gig stabbing


A 22-YEAR-OLD man accused of stabbing a tourist at the Swedish House Mafia concert in the Phoenix Park in Dublin last month has been granted bail.

Raymond Donnan, with an address at Greenfort Crescent, Clondalkin, Dublin, has been charged with a number of offences in connection with incidents at the outdoor gig on July 7th which was attended by about 45,000 people.

Mr Donnan is accused of assault causing harm to 28-year-old Andrew England, a tourist from the Isle of Man who suffered multiple stab wounds, as well as production of a knife in the course of a dispute, violent disorder, breach of the peace and being intoxicated in public, at the Phoenix Park.

He had been refused bail at Dublin District Court following an objection by Garda Sgt Shane McCartan, who had cited the seriousness of the charges. However, he was granted High Court bail on July 16th. Yesterday at Cloverhill District Court, Judge John Lindsay was told by the prosecution that there had been a delay in obtaining medical reports.

Judge Lindsay ordered Mr Donnan to appear again at Dublin District Court on September 28th.

Mr Donnan has not yet entered pleas to the charges and the proceedings have already heard that the case would probably be sent forward to the Circuit Court and it could take about a year before a trial takes place.

Earlier the proceedings heard that Mr England was stabbed “on five occasions”, resulting in four puncture wounds to his side and one to his head.

The tourist had also suffered damage to his liver and “had to receive stitches to the back of his head and elbow arising out of this attack”.