No Circuit Court trial for Chinese students

Two Chinese students accused of assaulting a fellow national, will not be facing trial in the Circuit Court, Dundalk district court was told last week.

Two Chinese students accused of assaulting a fellow national, will not be facing trial in the Circuit Court, Dundalk district court was told last week.

It heard that expert medical evidence had found the head injury that was sustained could not be attributed to the alleged assault.

Bin Hu (28) with an address at College Manor, Dundalk is charged with assault causing harm and attempted assault with a leg of a chair at Rockfield Manor, Hoey’s Lane, Dundalk on St. Valentine’s Day this year.His co-accused and housemate Zhang Fan, is charged with assault.

When the case was previously listed, the court heard an expert neurologist had to be consulted before a decision could be made on whether the case would be heard there or in the circuit court.

An earlier hearing had been told the alleged victim received very serious injuries and spent a number of weeks in hospital.

Last Wednesday Garda Insp. Martin Beggy said that expert medical evidence could not attribute the head injury sustained to the alleged assault and as a result the DPP had directed summary disposal in the district court. At the request of the Defence, Judge Flann Brennan granted a week’s adjournment and the case is due to be heard in full this Wednesday.