A person who head-butted one other man he was ingesting with in a bar after he took exception to a comment about his girlfriend has appeared in court docket.
Jason McClay attacked Thomas McGowan as they had been socialising at The Lieu’s Bar in Buncrana on June twenty sixth, 2022.
McClay appeared at Buncrana District Courtroom charged with assault inflicting hurt to the sufferer.
Garda Sergeant Sean McDaid instructed the court docket the boys had been ingesting within the bar at 1.30am together with a girl who was McClay’s girlfriend.
A comment was allegedly made by Mr McGowan about McClay’s girlfriend which took exception to.
Mr McGowan mentioned he was head-butted twice and all he remembered then was waking up on the ground.
The court docket was instructed that fortunately the sufferer didn’t endure any lasting accidents.
Sergeant McDaid mentioned there was CCTV footage of the incident.
Solicitor for the accused of Kinnego, Buncrana, Mr Rory O’Brien, instructed the court docket that there have been many sides of the incident which he wouldn’t get into.
Nevertheless, he added that on the centre of it was his shopper’s break-up together with his companion.
The court docket was instructed that McClay had earlier convictions for public order and street visitors offences however they had been of some classic.
Choose Éiteáin Cunningham mentioned she appreciated that however given the character of the fees she could must file a conviction.
Mr O’Brien replied that the fact was that there was no earlier convictions of an analogous nature and that his shopper had met the fees as pretty as potential.
He added that McClay was seeking to to migrate and was keen to just accept proposals of the court docket however that to file a convictions would put a cease on his life.
Choose Cunningham mentioned she additionally appreciated that however that she needed a Probation and Welfare Report within the case including that she would have issues.
Mr O’Brien once more careworn the classic of the earlier fees going again to 2014 and guaranteed Choose Cunningham that there was nothing else (fees) coming.
The case was adjourned till January eleventh.
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