CHARGES against a 21 year involved in a Naas stabbing incident could be upgraded.
At Kilcock District Court on Tuesday, 15 April, Aaron Byrne (21), with an address given as 31 Kilclare Crescent in Tallaght, was charged with a serious Section 3 assault.
It is being alleged that on Saturday, 12 April last, at Monread Heights, Naas, another individual was stabbed by Mr. Byrne, causing serious injuries.
Judge Desmond Zaidan was told by Gardai that the injured party has “serious injuries to the chest resulting in surgery and lacerations to the lung.
Garda Inspector Paul Dolan said there could be an upgrade of the charges.
Mr. Byrne, who has been remanded on bail on strict conditions, replied, when charges were put to him by Gardai. “It’s not me.”
Gardai sought a curfew be kept by the defendant.
While Mr. Byrne said he would staying at the above Tallaght address, where his mother lives, Gardai said he had not lived there and they had issues over his address while on bail. He said that he was staying there.
Judge Zaidan set down conditions. One is that Mr. Byrne not have any contact with the injured party, his friends or any other witnesses.
He must also sign on twice weekly, on Tuesday and Thursday, at Tallaght Garda Station.
He was also ordered to hand over his passport, which, his solicitor said, had expired.
Mr. Byrne is also required by the bail condition to remain indoors at the Tallaght address from 9pm to 7pm, except when he has to leave for and return from his workplace in a warehouse, where he can be required to work at night.
Judge Zaidan agreed to release him on his own bond of €500 cash but did not require an independent surety.
Gardai also asked for a mobile phone contact. Mr. Byrne said he had a mobile phone at home but did he did not know the number. He was asked to give that to the Gardai.
Mr. Byrne was granted free legal aid. The case was adjourned to today’s (16 April) sitting of Naas District Court.