29 May 2022

Kildare schoolboy 'had jaw broken in assault'


Kildare schoolboy 'had jaw broken in assault'

Naas Courthouse

A schoolboy had his jaw broken in an assault, it was claimed at Naas District Court on April 6.

A teenager appeared before the court facing an allegation of assault causing harm at Prosperous Road, Clane on November 3 last.

Sgt Jim Kelly said the juvenile, aged 16 at the time, was assaulted at 4.15pm.

The court heard the suspect left the scene and the defendant was identified as the alleged assailant.

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He said there was an incident in school, which went outside the school area and the victim was assaulted on the road.

The  court also heard the defendant requested the injured party to apologise for comments he made.

Commenting that considerable force must have been used to break a jaw, Judge Desmond Zaidan asked if a medical report was available but was  that none was available.

Judge Desmond Zaidan imposed reporting restrictions and commented that the case is very serious.

He expressed surprise that the Director of Public Prosecutions “sees it as minor”.

The judge added: “It’s serious at the upper end of serious.”

The case was adjourned to June 1.

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