A man who could be facing allegations involving the 'manhandling' of a elderly woman in a Co Kildare town has been refused a passport to visit his young daughter for Christmas.
The 24-year-old accused, who speaks Russian, and has an address in Co Kildare, appeared before Naas District Court, yesterday, on a single charge of obstructing a Garda on July 2, 2017, at Naas Garda Station.
In court, yesterday, Judge Desmond Zaidan referred to pending allegations that an elderly woman was 'manhandled' in 'broad daylight.'
An application to give him his passport back got objections by Inspector Oliver Henry.
Defence Solicitor, Conal Boyce said: "He has a nine year old daughter who would like to see him at Christmas time."
The court heard how the accused spent a month in custody before applying for bail and being granted it.
Judge Desmond Zaidan refused the application to allow him have his passport back to visit his daughter.
The accused has been ordered to reappear before Naas District Court on January 2, 2018, for DPP directions.
A Russian translator will be needed, ordered Judge Zaidan.
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