The case was heard at Naas District Court yesterday
A Newbridge man who faces charges of assault and false imprisonment was refused bail at Wednesday’s sitting of Naas District Court.
Jamie Doyle, 30, whose address is listed as 875a Piercetown, Newbridge faces the charges as a result of an alleged incident on January 7 last where it is alleged that at a house in Dara Park in Newbridge a man who was in his company was assaulted. It is alleged that there were several other men present.
It is alleged that the man was put into the back of a van, was allegedly assaulted in the van and allegedly ejected from the van elsewhere in Newbridge.
It is alleged that as a result of the alleged assaults and being thrown from the van that he suffered injuries to his face and his back.
Gardai objected to bail, referencing the seriousness of the charges, and the fact that if found guilty, Mr Doyle could face a lengthy prison sentence.
Representing him, David Gibbons said that his client is a chronic alcoholic and also uses heroin. Mr Gibbons said that his client attends the Aras programme and is waiting on a place in Tiglin (an addiction rehab centre).
Judge Desmond Zaidan heard evidence that Mr Doyle denies the charges. His solicitor said that his client would be willing to stay with his father and to abide by curfew while awaiting trial.
Having considered the evidence and arguments put forward by both sides, Judge Zaidan concluded that the “State’s objections are sustainable in law” and remanded the defendant in custody.
Gardai revealed that nobody else has been charged in relation to the incident, and that the investigation continues.