Man charged with stabbing in Cork


A MAN has been remanded in custody after being charged yesterday in connection with a stabbing attack that left a man in critical condition in hospital.

Peter Jackson (38) was brought before a special sitting of Cork District Court yesterday morning where he was charged in connection with a knife attack on David Hamilton (31).

Mr Jackson is charged with assault causing serious harm to Mr Hamilton at Kerryhall Road, Fairhill, on May 4th, 2012, contrary to section 4 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act.

Det Garda Mick Dolan gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution.

He told the court that Mr Jackson replied, “Sorry, I done it, like”, when the charge was put to him after caution.

Insp John Deasy said that gardaí were seeking a remand in custody. Daithí Ó Donnabháin, defending, said that his client was consenting to be remanded in custody.

Judge Olann Kelleher granted the Garda application.

The judge remanded Mr Jackson in custody to appear again at Cork District Court on Thursday, May 10th.

He also granted a defence application for free legal aid after hearing that Mr Jackson – who did not speak during the brief hearing – was unemployed and in receipt of social welfare payments.

The injured party in the case, Mr Hamilton, who is originally from Co Wexford but lives in Ballincollig, Co Cork, underwent emergency surgery at Cork University Hospital over the weekend

He had been rushed to the hospital by ambulance after being found unconscious with a stab wound to the chest on the road at Kerryhall Road in Fairhill on Cork’s northside at around 2.30pm on Friday.