Victim needed dental work after attack

'UNPROVOKED ASSAULT' ON STREET

A YOUNG man who had his tooth knocked out in an unprovoked attack on Wexford's Main Street had to have dental work which cost €600, Judge Donnchadh O Buachalla has heard.

Before Wexford District Court last week was Paul Bergin, of 97 Clonard Village, who is charged with assault causing harm to Cory Mifsud, and assaulting Seán McCarthy at Main Street, Wexford, on December 1, 2007.

An outline of the evidence was presented by Inspector Pat McDonald so Judge O Buachalla could decide whether he would accept jurisdiction in the case or whether it would be better suited to Wexford Circuit Court.

Inspector McDonald said that the Gardaí had received a report of a male assaulting two other males and the injured parties were chasing the alleged assailant down the Main Street, towards the Sky and The Ground pub.

The patrol car came across the two men who had been assaulted and they said they had been attacked 'out of the blue' close to Shaw's on the Main Street.

One of the two young men, Mr Mifsud, lost a tooth and had to have dental work totalling €600, Inspector McDonald said. He said the attack was 'totally unprovoked'.

Judge O Buachalla accepted jurisdiction in the case and adjourned it until June 21 next.

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