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24 May 2022

Kildare man has ‘propensity for violence’, according to judge in Naas District Court

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Kildare man has ‘propensity for violence’, according to judge in Naas District Court

Judge Desmond Zaidan made the comments during a case heard at Naas Courthouse on Thursday, May 5

A Naas District Court judge said that he concerned for a defendant’s 'propensity for violence'.

Judge Desmond Zaidan made the comments on Thursday, May 5, about a Newbridge man accused of assaulting his ex-partner.

This offence is a contravention of Section 3 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, 1997.

Gardaí alleged that the man pushed his former partner onto a bed.

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They claim the man also grabbed her by the hair on a date in February last.

Commenting on the case, Judge Zaidan told the defendant’s solicitor, Tim Kennelly, that he was worried by the man’s tendency for violence, pointing to previous allegations against the man relating to assault causing harm.

"Something in the future could go horribly wrong for this man... he could badly maim someone, or even end up taking someone’s life," the judge said.

Judge Zaidan adjourned the defendant’s case to a date in May.

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