A YOUNG man charged with assault after an English tourist sustained serious injuries in Dublin city center over the weekend has been released on bail.
Just after 2.30am on Easter Sunday, Gardaí and emergency services attended an incident on D’Olier Street, near the junction with Fleet Street.
A man was treated at the scene for an apparent head injury and was taken to St James’s Hospital by ambulance. His condition is classified as critical.
In a follow-up operation, Gardaí arrested Stefan Bornac, 18, originally from Romania but with an address in Woodlands Park, Naas, Co. Kildare. They held the youth at Pearse Street Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
Gardaí charged him with two counts of assault at 5:24 p.m. Sunday.
The teenager, originally from Romania, was held pending his appearance before Judge Patricia Cronin at what is now Dublin District Court.
He is accused of assaulting a tourist in his 20s and a second named man on D’Olier Street on April 17.
Garda Dabhach Dineen told the court Mr Bornac “did not respond to the charges after being cautioned” and was given copies of the charges.
There was no objection to bail. Defense attorney Stephan O’Mahony said bail terms had been agreed.
Judge Cronin pointed out that in this case Gardaí would have to seek the instructions of the chief of the public prosecutor’s office. The investigating officer requested a six-week break.
She remanded the accused, who did not appear in court, on bail of €500 to appear on May 30.
She warned him that he had to abide by conditions: live at his current residence, notify any change of address, give his number to the Gardaí and be available 24 hours a day.
He had already handed in his travel documents, but the judge ordered him not to ask for duplicates or any other travel documents and she told him he must remain in the jurisdiction and sign at Clane Garda train station every Saturday.
She granted legal aid after being determined by the attorney that he was a “suitable candidate”. There was no Garda objection.
Judge Cronin also ordered a Romanian interpreter to attend the case at the next hearing.
Gardaí investigations have asked witnesses to come forward and those who had camera footage of the scene at the time of the incident to provide them.
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