April 15, 2024

A Donegal solicitor has accused the State of ‘dragging their heels’ within the case of a person charged with slashing his spouse with a damaged glass in Convoy.

Monday’s sitting of Letterkenny District Courtroom heard that instructions are nonetheless awaited from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) within the case of Carl Hargaden.

Hargaden is alleged to have slashed Anna Hargaden’s cheek, wrist and neck with a damaged glass throughout an incident at Flax Fields, Convoy on Sunday, January 28.

Hargaden, a 61-year-old of Flax Fields, Convoy is in custody at Castlerea jail having had bail revoked at a earlier sitting of the courtroom.

He appeared by video hyperlink at Letterkenny District Courtroom, which heard that instructions weren’t but out there.

“It’s a bit ridiculous that the state can’t present instructions,” Mr Gallagher blasted. “Even from a jurisdictional perspective, issues could possibly be progressed.

“He’s entitled to some truthful play right here. I get involved that the State is dragging their heels once more with a Donegal case.”

Sergeant Jim Collins advised the courtroom that he was searching for an extra two weeks to permit instructions to be finalised.

Mr Gallagher mentioned this was the fourth remand and urged that the matter could possibly be marked peremptory in opposition to the State on the subsequent event.

Choose Éiteáin Cunningham mentioned that software could possibly be renewed on the subsequent date and put the matter again to March 4, 2024 for instructions.

Hargaden was charged with assaulting Anna Hargaden inflicting her hurt, opposite to Part 3 of the Non-Deadly Offences Towards the Individual Act, 1997. Images of the accidents have been submitted to the courtroom.

Gardai advised the courtroom that Hargaden minimize the again of the girl’s head with the identical implement. The lady additionally sustained accidents to her neck and jaw within the incident.

He was additionally charged with breaking the girl’s glasses and with taking her cell phone.

Through the incident, Hargaden claimed to have positioned the girl’s cell phone in a fridge, however the telephone was positioned outdoors the premises on Monday.

The injured girl was mentioned to have attended for cosmetic surgery in Galway.

Solicitor accuses State of “dragging its heels” in slashing case was final modified: February nineteenth, 2024 by Workers Author