COURTS

The case of a man who is alleged to have seriously assaulted two females in a Castleblayney take away is to be sent to the Circuit Court.

The case of a man who is alleged to have seriously assaulted two females in a Castleblayney take away is to be sent to the Circuit Court.

Judge Sean MacBride said that the alleged attack was a truly vicious one.

Damien Conlon (23), 19 Laragh Ross Rd, Newry Down, Crossmaglen, is alleged to have attacked the two females, head butting one of them unconscious, on the 18 March 2013.

Judge Sean MacBride examined a medical report of the two women in question.

In one of the cases, that of a Cleo Lynch, he said he wanted more information then that which was given by the accident and emergency doctor, and said that he wanted to get the results of the CT scan.

In this case he was going to reserve judgement on whether or not he would accept jurisdiction, though he said in all likelihood he would send it on to the Circuit Court.

In the case of the second, the court heard how she was head butted in the face, knocking her two front teeth out.

She then fell back and hit her head against a wall, rendering her unconscious for a period of two minutes.

She had suffered from mild headaches following the incident.

He said that he was sending this case to the Circuit Court.

He said that she should have received a CT scan as a matter of course, which she did not appear to do.

He said that she needed root canal work done on her teeth as a result which could cost €2,500.

Judge Sean MacBride also noted that both women should have had a CT scan as a result of the assaults, which he said should be done in instances of head trauma.

Judge MacBride said he had significant experience in the matters and questions whether ‘patient safety was less important than money” to the hospital in question.

He later noted in a separate case that a doctor had carred out a full scan after a similar incident and congratulated the doctor for doing so.

He said that in any trauma to head a scan should take place to guarantee that no more significant brain injury had occurred in the pateint receiving the treatment.