Gardaí to contest Limerick assault charges

Dublin-based gardaí were in Limerick socialising when alleged offences occurred

Mr Justice Eugene O’Kelly adjourned the case until September 24th.

Mr Justice Eugene O’Kelly adjourned the case until September 24th.

 

Two gardaí charged with assaulting two brothers in Limerick last December are to contest the charges, a court has heard.

The serving Garda members – who are both based in Dublin – were in Limerick socialising when the alleged offences are said to have occurred.

David Naughton, with an address in Lucan, Dublin and Wesley Kenny of Sandyford, Dublin 18, are each charged with assaulting Luke Morrison and his brother, James Morrison, at Catherine Street, Limerick on December 5th.

Both assault charges are contrary to Section Two of the Non-Fatal Offences Against The Person Act 1997.

When the case was called before Limerick District Court, solicitor Darach McCarthy said the defendants were seeking for the matter to be settled by hearing.

Mr McCarthy said the hearing would “most likely take in excess of a day” as there was extensive CCTV footage to be viewed and he sought a date for trial.

Mr Justice Eugene O’Kelly adjourned the case until September 24th.