May 19, 2024

A person knocked a girl unconscious after he mistakenly hit her with a bottle in a bar row on a Co Donegal island.

Michael Harkin appeared at Falcarragh District Courtroom charged with quite a lot of offences.

All of the offences relate to an incident at Phil Bans at Leagarrow, Arranmore Island on June5/sixth, 2022.

The fees embrace assault, manufacturing of an article in the middle of a dispute and two prices of breach of the peace.

The court docket had heard how Harkin,  aged 21, of Ballymore, Dunfanaghy, had been consuming in Phil Ban’s Bar on Arranmore Island on the night time.

The court docket was advised that Harkin had been assaulted by one other man and reacted by throwing a bottle within the course of his attacker.

Nevertheless, he missed his goal and struck an harmless bystander Aoibheann Walsh.

The court docket heard that Miss Walsh was knocked unconscious after she was struck within the head by the bottle.

A sufferer influence assertion on behalf of Miss Walsh was handed into Choose Eiteain Cunningham to learn.

The total info of the incident had been outlined to an earlier sitting of the court docket.

On that event, Choose Cunningham ordered the accused to pay his sufferer €1,500 in compensation earlier than she selected his sentence.

Passing sentence, Choose Cunningham advised Harkin’s solicitor, Mr Frank Dorrian, that she accepted his unreserved apology this was a really critical matter and that she was going to report a conviction.

Mr Dorrian mentioned he accepted what the Choose was saying, he once more defined the style of the incident during which Miss Walsh was struck saying it was “not a whole wanton gesture on his (Harkin’s) behalf.”

Choose Cunningham mentioned she accepted this however mentioned it was nonetheless “reckless.”

She discovered Harkin responsible of assaulting, confirming the fee of €1,500 in compensation, took the manufacturing of an article in the course of the course of a dispute under consideration and struck out the breach of the peace prices.


Man knocked harmless lady unconscious with bottle throughout bar row was final modified: April seventeenth, 2024 by Employees Author