Threw ashtray at woman

A 45 year old man who threw an ashtray at a woman - striking her on the forehead had his case adjourned at Dundalk district court last week so a Probation report can be prepared.

A 45 year old man who threw an ashtray at a woman - striking her on the forehead had his case adjourned at Dundalk district court last week so a Probation report can be prepared.

Kieran Mullen with an address at Bachelor’s Walk, Dundalk was charged with assault causing harm arising out of the incident on the 14th of July last.

Garda Insp. Martin Beggy told the court last Wednesday that the defendant and two women - including the injured party had been drinking in the accused’s home.

He said the defendant threw an ashtray - hitting her on the forehead, and she required a number of sutures.

The court heard the defendant who had no previous convictions had consumed a lot of alcohol.

The Defence solicitor said his client had tried to evict the injured party “in a manner he should not have” and added it wasn’t his intention to inflict the injury.

The court heard the accused had €1,000 in court for the victim, which it was told he had raised that amount ‘with great difficulty’.

The solicitor said the defendant wished to apologise to the woman and said he doesn’t know why it happened.

Judge Michael Coghlan adjourned the case until the second of October so a Probation report could be prepared.