DUNDALK Property Developer Martin McCaughey been acquitted of assault following a two day trial that ended on Wednesday evening.
The 48-year-old, with an address at Mount Avenue in Dundalk, Co Louth, had denied the charge of assault causing harm to Daniel McCormack on 27 June 2008 at Clann Chullain Park.
Earlier, Judge Gerry Griffin instructed the jury at Dundalk Circuit Criminal Court to return a verdict of not guilty on a charge of reckless endangerment against Mr McCaughey.
Mr McCaughey had told gardaí that he had “squashed” Mr McCormack, who had robbed his home, up against a wall, Dundalk Circuit Criminal Court had been told earlier.
The court was told that Mr McCormack, who has a number of previous convictions, admitted stealing from Mr McCaughey’s home on the morning of the incident.