False imprisonment case

False imprisonment case

A Book of Evidence has been served on a 50 year old man accused of falsely imprisoning a female in Dundalk

Istran Darazsi with an address at O'Connell Terrace, Mary Street North, Dundalk is also charged with assault causing harm on the same alleged victim and with stealing a phone on July 12th last year.

Judge William Hamill heard the DPP has consented to the case being dealt with in the district court - only if a guilty plea is entered.

At the request of the Defence, he extended legal aid to cover a second legal counsel and for an interpreter to translate any portion of the Book of Evidence that has not already been translated into Hungarian.

As part of his bail the accused must have no contact with witnesses in the case and to have no contact directly or indirectly with the mother of the alleged victim.

He must also notify gardai in advance if he plans to leave the jurisdiction.